7 days in Big Bend National Park & San Antonio Itinerary

7 days in Big Bend National Park & San Antonio Itinerary

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Start: Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  9 h
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
Drive:  9 h
End: Big Bend National Park

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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), trek along Lost Mine Trail.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Bend National Park sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Big Bend National Park. In April, daytime highs in Big Bend National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Antonio.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: Austin (Texas State Capitol, The Escape Game Austin, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and don't miss a visit to Main Plaza.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to San Antonio by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in April: highs in San Antonio hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Austin
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

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