5 days in Big Bend National Park Itinerary

5 days in Big Bend National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Big Bend National Park Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
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Big Bend National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Houston

4
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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon, hike along Lost Mine Trail, and stroll through S Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park trip maker.

Houston to Big Bend National Park is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Houston in March, expect nights in Big Bend National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

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

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