8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Dallas
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 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.
To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dallas day trip website.

Muscat, Oman to Dallas is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Muscat to Dallas. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Muscat in March: highs in Dallas hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Austin are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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 4th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally have fun at Brackenridge Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and then don't miss a visit to Main Plaza.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Antonio tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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 6th (Tue), get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Houston road trip planning tool.

Drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums · Museums

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.