11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly to Midland International Airport, Drive to Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Bend National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 3 nights
Fly

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Hall Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at McKittrick Canyon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Las Vegas to Guadalupe Mountains National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, Guadalupe Mountains National Park is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
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Big Bend National Park

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Big Bend National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Big Bend National Park. In November, Big Bend National Park is a bit warmer than Guadalupe Mountains National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
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San Antonio

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 26th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at San Antonio Zoo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio road trip planning app.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to San Antonio by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Big Bend National Park in November, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Family-friendly places like Texas State Capitol and LBJ Presidential Library will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt, and get great views at Mount Bonnell.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Austin, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Family-friendly places like The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Cockrell Butterfly Center will thrill your kids. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Nana's Attic (in League City), Galveston (The Strand, Moody Gardens, &more) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, and admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip maker app.

You can drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Houston are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.