9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation planner

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Garland
— 1 night
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Athens
— 1 night
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Palestine
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Lufkin
— 2 nights
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Jefferson
— 2 nights
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Winnsboro
— 1 night
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Garland
— 1 night
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Garland

— 1 night
Garland is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakewood Brewing Company, and then get a taste of life in the country at Southfork Ranch.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Garland road trip website.

Dallas to Garland is an approximately half hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Athens.

Things to do in Garland

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Athens

— 1 night
Athens is a city in Henderson County, Texas, in the United States. On the 9th (Mon), do a tasting at 3 P's in a Vine Winery and Vineyard and then take in nature's colorful creations at East Texas Arboretum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens online visit planner.

You can drive from Garland to Athens in 1.5 hours. In November in Athens, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Palestine.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Spas · Wineries

Palestine

Palestine is a city in Anderson County, Texas, in the United States. To see ratings and other tourist information, read Palestine trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Palestine by car takes about an hour. In November, daytime highs in Palestine are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Lufkin.

Things to do in Palestine

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Lufkin

— 2 nights
Lufkin is a city in and the county seat of Angelina County in eastern Texas, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Texas Prison Museum, appreciate the history behind Sam Houston Statue, and then admire the majestic nature at Huntsville State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lufkin travel planning website.

Drive from Palestine to Lufkin in 1.5 hours. In November in Lufkin, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jefferson.

Things to do in Lufkin

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jefferson

— 2 nights
Jefferson is a historic city in Marion County in northeastern Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Jefferson Historical Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Measurement and Time, examine the collection at Gone With the Wind Museum, then see a world frozen in time at The Grove, and finally stop by Jefferson General Store. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Caddo Lake State Park, then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seasons, and then admire the majestic nature at Daingerfield State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jefferson trip maker app.

You can drive from Lufkin to Jefferson in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in November, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Winnsboro.

Things to do in Jefferson

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Winnsboro

— 1 night
Winnsboro is a city in Franklin and Wood Counties in the U.S. state of Texas, located north of Tyler. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of Double S Ranch, admire the majestic nature at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, and then examine the collection at Old Fire Station Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Winnsboro travel planner.

You can drive from Jefferson to Winnsboro in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in November, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Garland.

Things to do in Winnsboro

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Garland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then relax in the rural setting at Blase Family Farm, then get a taste of life in the country at Southfork Ranch, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakewood Brewing Company.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Garland journey planner.

Getting from Winnsboro to Garland by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Garland

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.