5 days in Big Bend National Park Itinerary

5 days in Big Bend National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Braunfels
Drive:  8 h 15 min
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Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
End: New Braunfels

3
nights
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.
Big Bend National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon, admire all the interesting features of Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, stroll through The Window Trail, and trek along S Rim Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park trip planner.

New Braunfels to Big Bend National Park is an approximately 8.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car. In March in Big Bend National Park, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains

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