7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
San Antonio
— 2 nights
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fort Worth
— 1 night


Austin — 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Kids will enjoy 6th Street and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Austin trip planner.

Paris, France to Austin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paris to Austin. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: highs in Austin hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 2 nights

The Alamo City

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio travel app.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to South Padre Island.
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South Padre Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island sightseeing planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in South Padre Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Fort Worth.
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Fort Worth — 1 night

Where the West Begins

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fort Worth trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from South Padre Island to Fort Worth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Fort Worth. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sat).
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Texas travel guide

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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.