6 days in Austin, Big Bend National Park & Roswell Itinerary

6 days in Austin, Big Bend National Park & Roswell Itinerary

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Austin
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Big Bend National Park
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Roswell
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Austin

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Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Driskill.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Austin journey planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Austin. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Austin

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The Driskill ©
The Driskill

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon and then take a memorable drive along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. Keep things going the next day: hike along S Rim Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, and then hike along Lost Mine Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park trip planning app.

You can drive from Austin to Big Bend National Park in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. November in Big Bend National Park sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive ©
Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Tokay Beaded Art, admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, then explore the world behind art at Roswell Museum & Art Center, and finally learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Roswell Space Center, look for gifts at Alien Zone Area 51, examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, then explore and take pictures at Singing Road, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Roswell online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Roswell takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Big Bend National Park to Roswell is minus 1 hour. In November, Roswell is slightly colder than Big Bend National Park - with highs of 65°F and lows of 36°F.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Wineries

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Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center
International UFO Museum and Research Center ©
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art

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