10 days in Big Bend Country Itinerary

10 days in Big Bend Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Big Bend Country trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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El Paso
— 2 nights
Drive
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Alpine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Midland
— 1 night
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El Paso

— 2 nights
El Paso is known for museums, scenic drive, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook, walk around San Jacinto Plaza, take an in-depth tour of El Paso Museum of Archaeology, and get to know the resident critters at El Paso Zoo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our El Paso journey planning site.

Pagosa Springs to El Paso is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in February, expect El Paso to be much hotter, temps between 67°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

— 1 night
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Guadalupe Mountains National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from El Paso to Guadalupe Mountains National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from El Paso in February, you will find days in Guadalupe Mountains National Park are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alpine.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Alpine

— 2 nights
Alpine is a city in and the county seat of Brewster County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Madera Canyon Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend, and then take an unorthodox tour of Marfa Lights Viewing Center.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Alpine trip planner.

You can drive from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Alpine in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in February: highs in Alpine hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Alpine

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Bend National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Big Bend National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail, trek along The Window Trail, and cruise along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive.

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Traveling by car from Alpine to Big Bend National Park takes 2.5 hours. In March, Big Bend National Park is a bit warmer than Alpine - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Midland.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Midland

— 1 night
Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of George W. Bush Childhood Home, stop by Susie's South Forty Confections Inc., then look for all kinds of wild species at I-20 Wildlife Preserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Permian Basin Petroleum Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Midland trip tool.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Midland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in March, things will get slightly colder in Midland: highs are around 74°F and lows about 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Midland

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites