7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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Waco
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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Waco

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, and then examine the collection at Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waco road trip planning site.

Dallas to Waco is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco

Museums

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars, examine the collection at Vereins Kirche Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Museum, and finally stroll around Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, do a tasting at Hye Meadow Winery, do a tasting at Calais Winery, then do a tasting at William Chris Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Waco to Fredericksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. July in Fredericksburg sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, examine the collection at Witte Museum, explore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

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You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stewart Beach. Galveston Naval Museum and The Bryan Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, stop by Murdochs, take an in-depth tour of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and view the masterpieces at MiArt Gallery.

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You can drive from San Antonio to Galveston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.