9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Round Top
— 1 night
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marfa
— 1 night
Drive
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Amarillo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tyler
— 2 nights
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Round Top

— 1 night
Round Top is a town in Fayette County, Texas, United States. On the 13th (Wed), stop by Junk Gypsy and then contemplate the long history of Winedale Historical Center.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Round Top sightseeing planner.

Houston to Round Top is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Houston in October, Round Top is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Round Top

Shopping · Historic Sites

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, then take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally view the masterpieces at Agave Gallery Fine Art. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Main Street, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then learn about winemaking at Lost Draw Cellars, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Round Top to Fredericksburg in 3 hours. Traveling from Round Top in October, things will get a bit cooler in Fredericksburg: highs are around 80°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Marfa

— 1 night
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Presidio County Courthouse, and then take an unorthodox tour of Marfa Lights Viewing Center. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop, then contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marfa trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Marfa in 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marfa when traveling from Fredericksburg in October, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Marfa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Amarillo

— 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, make a trip to Second Amendment Cowboy, and then cruise along Route 66. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, take an in-depth tour of American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amarillo online vacation planner.

Drive from Marfa to Amarillo in 6.5 hours. In October in Amarillo, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Tyler.

Things to do in Amarillo

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Tyler

— 2 nights
Tyler is a city located in central Smith County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, then get outside with New York Texas Zipline Adventures, and then learn about winemaking at Kiepersol Vineyards, Winery & Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Caldwell Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tyler Rose Garden, then explore the world behind art at Tyler Museum of Art, and finally admire the majestic nature at Tyler State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tyler route planner.

You can fly from Amarillo to Tyler in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Tyler: highs are around 82°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tyler

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

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.