8 days in Texas, Elk City & Oklahoma City Itinerary

8 days in Texas, Elk City & Oklahoma City Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 day
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waco
— 1 night
Drive
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Elk City
— 1 night
Drive
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Houston

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip planning site.

New York City to Houston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Houston. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get warmer in Houston: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
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San Antonio

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read San Antonio day trip app.

Traveling by car from Houston to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in San Antonio sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Driskill, view the masterpieces at Wild About Music, then admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Austin travel route planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Austin, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 18th (Thu), look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cameron Park Zoo, and then examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Waco road trip website.

Drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Austin in March since evenings lows in Waco dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Elk City.

Things to do in Waco

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

Elk City

— 1 night
Elk City is a city in Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States. On the 19th (Fri), stroll around Ackley Park, then see the interesting displays at Old Town Museum, and then see the interesting displays at National Route 66 Museum.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Elk City visit planner.

You can drive from Waco to Elk City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Waco in March, expect Elk City to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Elk City

Museums · Parks

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at 99s Museum of Women Pilots, then examine the collection at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Elk City to Oklahoma City takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Oklahoma City can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums

Texas travel guide

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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.