7 days in Texas Itinerary

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Bus to Boston, Fly to Austin
— 2 nights
— 1 night
San Antonio
— 1 night
El Paso
— 1 night
— 1 night


Austin — 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Austin is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, stop by Waterloo Records, and take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin day trip planning site.

Portland to Austin is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in September: high temperatures in Austin hover around 93°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Laredo.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Laredo — 1 night

On the 13th (Wed), look and learn at TAMIU Planetarium, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Catholic Cathedral, and then make a trip to San Augustin Plaza.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Laredo online holiday planner.

You can drive from Austin to Laredo in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Laredo can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.
Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Museums

San Antonio — 1 night

The Alamo City

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of the Americas, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Laredo to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in San Antonio sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to El Paso.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

El Paso — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Plaza, make a trip to The Lhakhang, take some stellar pictures from Tom Lea Upper Park, then take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Surreal Art Sculpture Garden, Ho Baron, Artist.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the El Paso trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Antonio to El Paso in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to El Paso. In September, El Paso is slightly colder than San Antonio - with highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Dallas — 1 night

Big D

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dallas online vacation maker.

Fly from El Paso to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Paso in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dallas, with lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums

Texas travel guide

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.