19 days in Texas & Shreveport Itinerary

19 days in Texas & Shreveport Itinerary

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19 days in Texas & Shreveport Itinerary

Start: Conroe
Drive:  4​h
1
Dallas
— Few hours
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Waco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Tyler
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Shreveport
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
The Woodlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Conroe

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark, Grapevine Vintage Railroad, SEA LIFE Grapevine, and other attractions.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas road trip planner.

Conroe to Dallas is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly. In October, daytime highs in Dallas are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grapevine, Fort Worth Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Dallas World Aquarium ©
Dallas World Aquarium
Fort Worth Zoo ©
Fort Worth Zoo
Dallas Zoo ©
Dallas Zoo

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thinkery. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): have fun and explore at Thinkery, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, then snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Austin journey planner.

You can take a bus from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Water Wall, then test your team's savvy at Quest Shark Adventures, and then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

2
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 17th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and then look for gifts at Magnolia Market at the Silos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at H5 Tactical, take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Waco trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Houston to Waco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Waco, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tyler.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glen Rose
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park

3
nights
Tyler

Tyler ©
Tyler is a city located in central Smith County, Texas, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Discovery Science Place. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Science Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Caldwell Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then look for gifts at Potter's Gourmet Popcorn.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tyler journey planning app .

Drive from Waco to Tyler in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shreveport.

Things to do in Tyler

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Love's Lookout, Potter's Gourmet Popcorn
Highlights from your plan
Caldwell Zoo ©
Caldwell Zoo
Discovery Science Place ©
Discovery Science Place
Love's Lookout ©
Love's Lookout

2
nights
Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chimp Haven, Shreveport Aquarium and Sci-Port Discovery Center. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): meet the residents at Shreveport Aquarium, get curious at Sci-Port Discovery Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chimp Haven, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Louisiana Boardwalk. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, then contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping, and then steep yourself in history at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shreveport online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Tyler to Shreveport takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Shreveport

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Bossier City, Natchitoches, Chimp Haven
Highlights from your plan
Shreveport Aquarium ©
Shreveport Aquarium
Sci-Port Discovery Center ©
Sci-Port Discovery Center
Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino

3
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
On the 25th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and then admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and then take a stroll through The Strand.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Galveston tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shreveport to Galveston. Traveling from Shreveport in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

3
nights
The Woodlands

The Woodlands ©
The Woodlands is a master-planned community and census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. The Woodlands Children's Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Old Town Spring, then have fun and explore at The Woodlands Children's Museum, and finally stop by Market Street The Woodlands.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the The Woodlands trip planning website .

You can drive from Galveston to The Woodlands in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in The Woodlands when traveling from Galveston in October, with lows around 61°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in The Woodlands

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

College Station, Sam Houston Statue, Old Town Spring
Highlights from your plan
Santa's Wonderland ©
Santa's Wonderland
The Woodlands Children's Museum ©
The Woodlands Children's Museum
Kyle Field ©
Kyle Field

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