5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner
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Houston
— 1 day
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Austin
— 2 nights
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McAllen
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Houston — 1 day

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.
On the 4th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

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Monterrey, Mexico to Houston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Austin.
Museums · Childrens Museums

Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 5th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, then get great views at Mount Bonnell, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then explore the world behind art at Mexic-Arte Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

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Traveling by flight from Houston to Austin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Austin are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to McAllen.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

McAllen — 1 night

McAllen is the twenty-first most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle and then stroll through National Butterfly Center.

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You can drive from Austin to McAllen in 5 hours. Traveling from Austin in November, expect McAllen to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to San Antonio.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

San Antonio — 1 night

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally let little ones run wild at Brackenridge Park.

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You can drive from McAllen to San Antonio in 4 hours. Traveling from McAllen in November, things will get slightly colder in San Antonio: highs are around 27°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.