6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Odessa
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Roswell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Amarillo
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
End: Houston

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Odessa

Odessa ©
Odessa is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. On the 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Presidential Archives and Leadership Library, then steep yourself in history at Stonehenge Replica, and then make a trip to Chris Kyle "American Sniper" Memorial.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Odessa trip planner .

Houston to Odessa is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Houston in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Odessa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Odessa

Historic Sites Museums
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Stonehenge Replica ©
Stonehenge Replica
Chris Kyle ©

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along Lost Mine Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Big Bend National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Odessa to Big Bend National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In May, Big Bend National Park is a bit warmer than Odessa - with highs of 93°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): cruise along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive, then get engrossed in the history at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, and then get to know the resident critters at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Carlsbad trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Carlsbad takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Bend National Park to Carlsbad due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in May, expect Carlsbad to be slightly colder, temps between 87°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Scenic Drive Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Walnut Canyon Desert Drive
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Carlsbad Museum and Art Center ©
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

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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 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, steep yourself in history at Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, then do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery, and finally shop like a local with Tokay Beaded Art.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Roswell trip builder site .

You can drive from Carlsbad to Roswell in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
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night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and then take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Roswell to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. When traveling from Roswell in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Albuquerque, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 25th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, then make a trip to Texas Panhandle War Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amarillo online vacation planner .

Drive from Albuquerque to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque to Amarillo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Amarillo can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
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Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

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