7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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Amarillo
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El Paso
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Galveston
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Lubbock
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Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, make a trip to Second Amendment Cowboy, and then don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch. On your second day here, trot along with Palo Duro Riding Stables, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip itinerary planner.

Houston to Amarillo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in October: highs in Amarillo hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Amarillo

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

El Paso

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at War Eagles Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Magoffin Home State Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Surreal Art Sculpture Garden, Ho Baron, Artist, and finally take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our El Paso trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to El Paso takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to El Paso. Traveling from Amarillo in October, things will get a bit warmer in El Paso: highs are around 82°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in El Paso

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galveston

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): find something for the whole family at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, and then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, then take a tour by water with Galveston Water Adventures, then admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, and finally admire the landmark architecture of 1880 Garten Verein.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galveston trip tool.

You can fly from El Paso to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to Galveston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Paso in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Lubbock.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Lubbock

— 1 night
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lubbock trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to Lubbock takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Galveston in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Lubbock: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums · Historic Sites

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.