7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Terlingua
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
5
Dallas
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Houston

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day
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Space Center Houston, thenadmire the sheer force of Water Wall, and then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Houston route planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Houston. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 22nd (Mon), trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and then snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, thenget engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and finally appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Austin travel tool.

Drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Austin, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate the long history of The Alamo, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, thenstroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose. On the next day, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Terlingua.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Terlingua

Terlingua ©
Terlingua is a mining district and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Brewster County, Texas, United States. On the 26th (Fri), play a few rounds at Lajitas Zipline and then see Far Flung Outdoor Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Terlingua holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Terlingua takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Terlingua sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Terlingua

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Lajitas Zipline
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Far Flung Outdoor Center ©
Far Flung Outdoor Center
Lajitas Zipline ©
Lajitas Zipline

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day
Dallas

Dallas ©
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 27th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, thenexamine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dallas attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Terlingua to Dallas. Traveling from Terlingua in October, expect nights in Dallas to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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