16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
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El Paso
— 2 nights
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Tortilla Flat
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights

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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.
Get outdoors at Lajitas Zipline and Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit and Terlingua. Step out of Big Bend National Park to go to Terlingua and see Ghost Town Texas, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, don't miss a visit to Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set, and hike along Lost Mine Trail.

Start your trip to Big Bend National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Austin to Big Bend National Park is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to El Paso.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

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Must see
Chisos Mountains
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Lost Mine Trail
4.9
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Golf Course
Lajitas Zipline
5.0

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El Paso

El Paso ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook, then take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, then admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art, and finally steep yourself in history at San Jacinto Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at War Eagles Air Museum, then do a tasting at La Vina Winery, and then do a tasting at Sombra Antigua Winery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our El Paso road trip planner.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to El Paso in 7 hours. Another option is to 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 El Paso. August in El Paso sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tortilla Flat.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Wineries · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Military Museum
War Eagles Air Museum
4.9
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Winery / Vineyard
La Vina Winery
4.4

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Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat ©
Tortilla Flat is a small unincorporated community in far eastern Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. You've now added Tonto National Forest to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Tortilla Flat, Az. and then trek along Apache Trail Scenic Drive. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Tonto National Forest, then explore the stunning scenery at Peralta Canyon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canyon Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tortilla Flat trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from El Paso to Tortilla Flat. In August, Tortilla Flat is somewhat warmer than El Paso - with highs of 102°F and lows of 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Tortilla Flat

Parks · Nature · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Water Body
Canyon Lake
4.6

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Siduri Wines (in Santa Rosa), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Jordan Vineyard & Winery (in Healdsburg). Dedicate the 29th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, learn about winemaking at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tortilla Flat to San Francisco. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tortilla Flat to San Francisco. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tortilla Flat in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Exploratorium
4.6
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7

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