7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly
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Dallas
— 1 night
Fly to Midland/Odessa, Drive to Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and then pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip itinerary maker tool.

Houston to Dallas is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dallas, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Historic Sites

Big Bend National Park

— 2 nights
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): trek along Ernst Tinaja Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Big Bend National Park attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Dallas to Big Bend National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Big Bend National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Austin

— 1 night

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 2nd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin visit planner.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Austin takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

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 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Main Plaza.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums

South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Isla Blanca Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island online attractions planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Texas travel guide

4.2
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.