9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 1 day
Fly
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 1 night
Drive
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Palestine
— 1 night
Drive
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Lufkin
— 1 night
Drive
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Jefferson
— 1 night
Drive
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Winnsboro
— 1 night
Drive
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Garland
— 1 night
Drive

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Dallas

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then take a tour by water with The Spirit of Dallas, then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Dallas. In November, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Gardens, then browse the exhibits of The Alamo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

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Fly from Dallas to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in November, expect nights in San Antonio to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally wander the streets of 6th Street.

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Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Austin are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Athens

— 1 night
Athens is a city in Henderson County, Texas, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Tara Vineyard & Winery, then stroll through Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, and then relax and rejuvenate at The Retreat Massage & Day Spa.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Austin to Athens in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Austin in November, things will get slightly colder in Athens: highs are around 64°F and lows about 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Palestine.

Things to do in Athens

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks · Spas

Palestine

— 1 night
Palestine is a city in Anderson County, Texas, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum for East Texas Culture, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Heritage Center, then trek along Davey Dogwood Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Texas Jail House.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Palestine online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Palestine takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Palestine can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lufkin.

Things to do in Palestine

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Lufkin

— 1 night
Lufkin is a city in and the county seat of Angelina County in eastern Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Angelina National Forest.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lufkin trip planner.

Drive from Palestine to Lufkin in 1.5 hours. November in Lufkin sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jefferson.

Things to do in Lufkin

Nature · Parks

Jefferson

— 1 night
Jefferson is a historic city in Marion County in northeastern Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Jefferson Historical Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Measurement and Time, then see a world frozen in time at The Grove, then examine the collection at Gone With the Wind Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Caddo Lake State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jefferson trip app.

Traveling by car from Lufkin to Jefferson takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Jefferson can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Winnsboro.

Things to do in Jefferson

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Winnsboro

— 1 night
Winnsboro is a city in Franklin and Wood Counties in the U.S. state of Texas, located north of Tyler. 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 see the interesting displays at Old Fire Station Museum.

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Drive from Jefferson to Winnsboro in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Garland.

Things to do in Winnsboro

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Garland

— 1 night
Garland is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the different shops at The Harbor Rockwall, and then examine the collection at Cavanaugh Flight Museum.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Garland trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Winnsboro to Garland takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Garland can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Garland

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

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.