6 days in Marfa & Terlingua Itinerary

6 days in Marfa & Terlingua Itinerary

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6 days in Marfa & Terlingua Itinerary

Start: Austin
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Marfa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Terlingua
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Austin

2
nights
Marfa

Marfa ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marfa Lights Viewing Center as well as Presidio County Courthouse. On the 25th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Presidio County Courthouse, view the masterpieces at Judd Foundation, then see the interesting displays at Marfa and Presidio County Museum, and finally delve into the mystery of Marfa Lights Viewing Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Fort D. A. Russell, then admire the masterpieces at Ballroom Marfa, and then take in the natural beauty of Chinati Hot Springs.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marfa online visit planner .

Austin to Marfa is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In October, Marfa is a bit cooler than Austin - with highs of 77°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Terlingua.

Things to do in Marfa

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Judd Foundation ©
Judd Foundation
Ballroom Marfa ©
Ballroom Marfa
Marfa and Presidio County Museum ©
Marfa and Presidio County Museum

3
nights
Terlingua

Terlingua ©
Terlingua is a mining district and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Brewster County, Texas, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Chihuahuan Desert and Ernst Tinaja Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tuff Canyon Trail and Many Stones. Take a break from Terlingua with a short trip to Dug Out Wells Picnic Area and Nature Trail in Big Bend National Park, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ghost Town Texas, hike along Indian Head Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Terlingua vacation builder .

You can drive from Marfa to Terlingua in 2 hours. Traveling from Marfa in October, expect Terlingua to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Terlingua

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Bend National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ernst Tinaja Trail ©
Ernst Tinaja Trail
Terlingua ©
Terlingua