8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas journey planner

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Austin
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 1 night
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Galveston
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

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Boston to Austin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Austin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in October, you will find days in Austin are warmer (85°F), and nights are a bit warmer (62°F). You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakewood Church and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Houston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Galveston

— 1 night

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
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Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Galveston sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, and finally browse the exhibits of The Alamo. On your second day here, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then sample the tasty concoctions at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling.

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Getting from Galveston to San Antonio by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Galveston in October, San Antonio is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool and then trek along Barton Creek Greenbelt.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.