7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

Make it your trip
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Houston
— 1 night
Fly
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wichita Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Paso
— 1 night
Fly

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Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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.
On the 21st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rothko Chapel, and finally explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then browse the exhibits of Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Houston. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Austin

— 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures and then stroll through Hamilton Pool Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then wander the streets of SoCo District.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Houston to Austin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Austin when traveling from Houston in October, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wichita Falls.

Things to do in Austin

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wichita Falls

— 2 nights
Wichita Falls is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The World's Littlest Skyscraper, tour the pleasant surroundings at River Bend Nature Center, then examine the collection at Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally hike along Holliday Creek Trails.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Wichita Falls online road trip planner.

You can drive from Austin to Wichita Falls in 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Austin in October since evenings lows in Wichita Falls dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Wichita Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

El Paso

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Concordia Cemetery and then cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery East, explore the striking landscape at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, then stroll around San Jacinto Plaza, and finally examine the collection at National Border Patrol Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El Paso attractions planner.

Getting from Wichita Falls to El Paso by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in El Paso

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.