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
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Junk Gypsy and then make a trip to Winedale Historical Center.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Round Top holiday planner.

Houston to Round Top is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Round Top when traveling from Houston in October, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) 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 17th (Sat): do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, then get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally shop like a local with Agave Gallery Fine Art. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Main Street, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then learn about winemaking at Lost Draw Cellars, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Round Top to Fredericksburg takes 3 hours. Traveling from Round Top in October, things will get little chillier in Fredericksburg: highs are around 80°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to 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 19th (Mon): hike along 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop, steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Marfa trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Marfa in 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in October since evenings lows in Marfa dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Marfa

Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, then make a trip to Second Amendment Cowboy, and then don't miss a visit to Route 66. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, then get engrossed in the history at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, and then get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amarillo sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Marfa to Amarillo by car takes about 6.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Amarillo are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) 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 23rd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, then kick your exploration up a notch at 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 next day: meet the residents 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 reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tyler online holiday planner.

You can fly from Amarillo to Tyler in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in October; daily highs in Tyler reach 82°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Tyler

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Wineries

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.