11 days in Big Bend National Park, Salt Lake City & Albuquerque Itinerary

11 days in Big Bend National Park, Salt Lake City & Albuquerque Itinerary

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11 days in Big Bend National Park, Salt Lake City & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
Drive:  16​h
1
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
2
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Monterrey

1
night
Big Bend National Park

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.
On the 17th (Sun), stroll through Lost Mine Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park attractions app .

Monterrey, Mexico to Big Bend National Park is an approximately 16-hour flight. In June, daily temperatures in Big Bend National Park can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains

3
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Park City (Deer Valley Resort & Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner .

Getting from Big Bend National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in June, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Park City
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos), Santa Fe (Canyon Road, The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, & more) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at ABQ BioPark Zoo, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Skip Maisel's.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque vacation planner.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Albuquerque, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Bandelier National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Balloon Rides

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