10 days in Guadalupe Mountains National Park & Big Bend National Park Itinerary

10 days in Guadalupe Mountains National Park & Big Bend National Park Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Midland International Airport, Drive to Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Bend National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Midland/Odessa, Fly to New York City

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

— 2 nights
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Change things up with these side-trips from Guadalupe Mountains National Park: El Paso (Scenic Drive - Overlook & Franklin Mountains State Park). It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at McKittrick Canyon.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park day trip planner.

New York City to Guadalupe Mountains National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. In November in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Bend National Park

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, trek along Lost Mine Trail, cruise along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, and contemplate the long history of Hot Springs Historic District.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Big Bend National Park takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Prada Marfa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Guadalupe Mountains National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Bend National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Big Bend National Park in November, with highs in Guadalupe Mountains National Park at 62°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.
Highlights from your trip

Big Bend National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see a world frozen in time at Terlingua and then stroll the grounds of Ghost Town Texas.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Big Bend National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in November: high temperatures in Big Bend National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Historic Sites

Side Trip