7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Dallas
— 1 day
Fly
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Lubbock
— 1 night
Drive
3
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly
4
El Paso
— 1 night
Fly
5
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
6
Austin
— 1 night
Drive
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Galveston
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Dallas

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, and finally see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip builder website.

Houston to Dallas is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in November, things will get a bit cooler in Dallas: highs are around 67°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lubbock

— 1 night
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center, play a few rounds at The Rawls Course, then pause for some photo ops at Lubbock Veterans Memorial, and finally relax and rejuvenate at iLoveKickboxing.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lubbock trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Dallas to Lubbock in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in November, Lubbock is a bit cooler at night with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Lubbock

Spas · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then make a trip to Cadallic Ranch.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo online attractions planner.

You can drive from Lubbock to Amarillo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Amarillo, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

El Paso

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at San Jacinto Plaza, and finally cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the El Paso online day trip planner.

Getting from Amarillo to El Paso by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to El Paso is minus 1 hour. In November, El Paso is a bit warmer than Amarillo - with highs of 68°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

San Antonio

— 1 night

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 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Paso to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Paso to San Antonio is 1 hour. Traveling from El Paso in November, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 6th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Austin are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Galveston

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Murdochs.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Galveston road trip app.

Drive from Austin to Galveston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Galveston

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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.