7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
2
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Texarkana
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Louisville

1
night
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 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Funeral History, then examine the collection at Houston Museum District, and then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Houston trip planner .

Louisville to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Louisville in October: high temperatures in Houston hover around 84°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bishop's Palace
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Funeral History ©
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the history at Mission Concepcion, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then examine the collection at San Antonio Fire Museum, and finally examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Antonio road trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in San Antonio sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards (Winery), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in October: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 80°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Becker Vineyards (Winery), Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin, then have fun and explore at Thinkery, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Austin, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Fun & Games Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Thinkery ©
Thinkery

1
night
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 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Frontiers of Flight Museum, admire the masterpieces at Nasher Sculpture Center, then explore the world behind art at Crow Collection of Asian Art, and finally take a stroll through Bishop Arts District.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Texarkana.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center
Frontiers of Flight Museum ©
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Crow Collection of Asian Art ©
Crow Collection of Asian Art

1
night
Texarkana

Texarkana ©
Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, located in the Ark-La-Tex region. On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Regional History, and then examine the collection at Texarkana Museums System.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Texarkana attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Dallas to Texarkana takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dallas in October since evenings lows in Texarkana dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Texarkana

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texarkana Museums System ©
Texarkana Museums System
Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House ©
Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House
Museum of Regional History ©
Museum of Regional History

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