7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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Nacogdoches
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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Matagorda
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Victoria
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Burleson
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Nacogdoches

— 1 night
Not to be confused with Natchitoches, Louisiana.Nacogdoches is a small city situated in East Texas and the county seat of Nacogdoches County, Texas, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Sterne Hoya House Museum and then contemplate the long history of Millard's Crossing Historic Village, Inc..

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Dallas to Nacogdoches is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Nacogdoches are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Nacogdoches

Historic Sites

Port Arthur

— 1 night
Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont−Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area of the U.S. state of Texas. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buu Mon Buddhist Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, and then get outside with Cattail Marsh.

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Getting from Nacogdoches to Port Arthur by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Nacogdoches in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Arthur, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 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.
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Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Galveston takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Galveston are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Matagorda.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matagorda

Matagorda is a census-designated place in Matagorda County, located near the mouth of the Colorado River on the Upper Texas coast in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Matagorda Beach and then stroll the grounds of Matagorda Cemetery.

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You can drive from Galveston to Matagorda in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Matagorda

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Victoria

Victoria is the largest city and county seat of Victoria County, Texas. For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Victoria road trip planning site.

Getting from Matagorda to Victoria by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Austin.

Things to do in Victoria

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): learn about all things military at Texas Military Forces Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

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Traveling by car from Victoria to Austin takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Burleson.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Museums

Burleson

Burleson is a city in Johnson and Tarrant counties in the U.S. state of Texas. On the 27th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Burleson Visitor Center, then learn about winemaking at Lost Oak Winery, and then browse for treasures at Burleson Antique Mall.

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Getting from Austin to Burleson by car takes about 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in December; daily highs in Burleson reach 59°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Burleson

Museums · Shopping · Wineries

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.

Texas Gulf Coast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Science Museums
Stretching over 965 km (600 mi) from Louisiana to the Mexican border, the Texas Gulf Coast is the state's main region for outdoor activity and vacation getaways. Dotted with funky seaside villages, expansive national parks, and beautiful golden sand beaches, the Gulf Coast is only an hour's drive from Houston, the state's cultural and commercial hub. For some historical sightseeing, wander through centuries-old downtown Galveston, or head to South Padre Island for a tropical holiday.