7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas holiday planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Fly to Valley International Airport, Drive to Port Isabel
Port Isabel
— 1 night
Drive to Valley International Airport, Fly to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, Drive to Canyon
— 1 night
El Paso
— 1 night



— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Thinkery. Let the collections at LBJ Presidential Library and Wild About Music capture your imagination. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, make a trip to I Love You So Much Mural, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Austin tour itinerary planner.

Houston to Austin is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in October, Austin is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Isabel.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Port Isabel

— 1 night
Port Isabel is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Isabel attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Austin to Port Isabel. Traveling from Austin in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Isabel, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Canyon.
Highlights from your trip


— 1 night
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. On the 27th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, trot along with Palo Duro Riding Stables, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lighthouse Trail.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Canyon trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Isabel to Canyon. When traveling from Port Isabel in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Canyon: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Canyon

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

El Paso

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Magoffin Home State Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of El Paso Museum of Archaeology, then see the interesting displays at National Border Patrol Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the El Paso online attractions planner.

Fly from Canyon to El Paso in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canyon in October, with highs in El Paso at 82°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.