6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour itinerary planner

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Galveston
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 1 night
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Waco
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Galveston

— 2 nights

The Oleander City

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.
For more things to do and tourist information, use the Galveston trip planner.

Des Moines to Galveston is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, Galveston is a bit warmer than Des Moines - with highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and then admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planner.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. May in Houston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Waco.

Things to do in Houston

Museums

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Brazos Valley Cheese, examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Waco trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Waco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Houston in May since evenings lows in Waco dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Shopping

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

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.
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip builder app.

You can drive from Waco to Dallas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In May, daytime highs in Dallas are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.