4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel planner

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Fly to Midland International Airport, Drive to Balmorhea
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Balmorhea
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Alpine
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Marfa
— 1 night
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Terlingua
— 1 night
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Balmorhea

Balmorhea is a city in Reeves County, in the U.S. state of Texas. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Calera Chapel.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Balmorhea trip site.

McAllen to Balmorhea is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from McAllen in September; daily highs in Balmorhea reach 89°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Alpine.

Things to do in Balmorhea

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Alpine

— 1 night
Alpine is a city in and the county seat of Brewster County, Texas, United States. On the 3rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Bend Brewing Company, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alpine holiday planner.

Drive from Balmorhea to Alpine in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Balmorhea in September, expect nights in Alpine to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are little chillier, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Marfa.

Things to do in Alpine

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Marfa

— 1 night
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Before you visit Marfa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Marfa is just a short distance from Alpine. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Terlingua.

Things to do in Marfa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Terlingua

— 1 night
Terlingua is a mining district and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Brewster County, Texas, United States. On the 5th (Sun), stop by Many Stones and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Terlingua online route maker.

Drive from Marfa to Terlingua in 2 hours. Traveling from Marfa in September, expect Terlingua to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Terlingua

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.