5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas holiday planner

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Paris
— 1 night
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Austin
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 day
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Paris

— 1 night
Paris, Texas is a city and county seat of Lamar County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Hopkins County Courthouse, then don't miss a visit to Glass Restrooms, then make a trip to Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, and finally make a trip to Paris Town Square. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Red River Valley Veterans Memorial, appreciate the history behind The Paris, Texas, Eiffel Tower, then identify plant and animal life at The Endangered Ark Foundation, and finally stroll the grounds of Showman's Rest and Bull Rider's Reprieve.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Waco to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Waco in January, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (53°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. On your second day here, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, shop like a local with South Congress Avenue, stroll around Mount Bonnell, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Austin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Austin at 63°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

San Antonio

— 1 day

The Alamo City

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 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, and finally find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

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Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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.