9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 day
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Wichita Falls
— 2 nights
5
El Paso
— 1 night

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Houston

Houston ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, then get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Houston. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
The Menil Collection
4.6
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Waterfall
Water Wall
4.2
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Specialty Museum
Houston Museum District
4.8

2
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Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©

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.
On the 30th (Fri), shop like a local with The Strand, get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, then admire the striking features of 1880 Garten Verein, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally find something for the whole family at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip planner.

Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
The Seawall
4.2
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Garden
Moody Gardens
3.8

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©

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.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Giant Eyeball. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dallas tour planner.

You can drive from Galveston to Dallas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Galveston in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Dallas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Wichita Falls.

Things to do in Dallas

Side Trips

2
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Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls ©
Wichita Falls is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take an unorthodox tour of Dr. White's Sanitorium - Old Insane Asylum, identify plant and animal life at River Bend Nature Center, then admire the sheer force of The Falls in Lucy Park, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Wee Chi Ta Mountain Bike Trail. Keep things going the next day: trek along Holliday Creek Trails, stop by The Pecan Shed, and then explore the world behind art at The Kemp Center for the Arts.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Wichita Falls vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Wichita Falls takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wichita Falls when traveling from Dallas in November, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Wichita Falls

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Wildlife Area
River Bend Nature Center
4.5
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Pecan Shed
4.6

1
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El Paso

El Paso ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook, get engrossed in the history at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, then explore the world behind art at El Paso Museum of Art, and finally steep yourself in history at San Jacinto Plaza.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read El Paso trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wichita Falls to El Paso takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wichita Falls to El Paso due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive - Overlook
4.6

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