7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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El Paso
— 1 night

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Galveston, Galveston Island

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 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum, wander the streets of The Strand, then get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of 1880 Garten Verein, take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, then find something for the whole family at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galveston route maker app.

Houston to Galveston is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. October in Galveston sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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Austin

Austin ©

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 25th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, look for gifts at Wild About Music, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Austin route planner.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Austin when traveling from Galveston in October, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
The Driskill ©
The Driskill
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

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Dallas

Dallas ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, get interesting insight from The Spirit of Dallas, then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum and then steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dallas online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dallas are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Dallas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum

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El Paso

El Paso ©
On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at National Border Patrol Museum, explore the striking landscape at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, and then admire all the interesting features of Scenic Drive - Overlook.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our El Paso online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to El Paso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to El Paso is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in October, plan for slightly colder nights in El Paso, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Paso

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site ©
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook
National Border Patrol Museum ©
National Border Patrol Museum

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