7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas attractions planner

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Beaumont
— 1 night
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Lubbock
— 1 night
Fly
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Waco
— 1 night
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Beaumont

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Clifton Steamboat Museum, snap pictures at The Veterans Memorial Park & Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buu Mon Buddhist Temple, see the interesting displays at Tex Ritter Park, then steep yourself in history at Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Tyrrell Historical Library.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Beaumont online tour planner.

Houston to Beaumont is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Houston in October, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Beaumont. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at MiArt Gallery, get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, then examine the collection at The Galveston Children's Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Galveston journey planner.

You can travel from Beaumont to Galveston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Beaumont in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Galveston, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Lubbock

— 1 night
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at The Buddy Holly Center, then see the interesting displays at FiberMax Center for Discovery- Agriculture Heritage, Education, and Innovation, and then contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Lubbock Veterans Memorial and then stroll the grounds of Lubbock Cemetery.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lubbock trip planning tool.

You can fly from Galveston to Lubbock in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Galveston in October since evenings lows in Lubbock dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Waco.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums · Historic Sites

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Waco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lubbock to Waco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lubbock in October, with highs in Waco at 84°F and lows at 58°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
On the 26th (Mon), learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then steep yourself in history at Fort Martin Scott, then examine the collection at LBJ Texas White House, and finally learn about winemaking at Calais Winery. On the next day, deepen your understanding at Wildflower Ridge Alpaca Ranch, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Western Art, then learn more about the world around you at Riverside Nature Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg online day trip planner.

You can drive from Waco to Fredericksburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in October; daily highs in San Antonio reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums

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.