7 days in Fort Davis, Toyahvale & Big Bend National Park Itinerary

7 days in Fort Davis, Toyahvale & Big Bend National Park Itinerary

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7 days in Fort Davis, Toyahvale & Big Bend National Park Itinerary

Start: Big Bend National Park
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Toyahvale
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Big Bend National Park
— 4 nights
End: Big Bend National Park

2
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. McDonald Observatory has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, then explore the world behind art at Ballroom Marfa, and then explore and take pictures at Marfa Lights Viewing Center. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, then enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis trip planner .

Big Bend National Park to Fort Davis is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Big Bend National Park in June; daily highs in Fort Davis reach 90°F and lows reach 61°F. You'll set off for Toyahvale on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Marfa
Highlights from your plan
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Marfa Lights Viewing Center ©
Marfa Lights Viewing Center

1
day
Toyahvale

Toyahvale ©
Toyahvale is an unincorporated community in southern Reeves County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Calera Chapel and then admire the majestic nature at Balmorhea State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Toyahvale trip itinerary builder tool .

Big Bend National Park to Toyahvale is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Toyahvale, with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Toyahvale

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State Park
Calera Chapel ©
Calera Chapel

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.
Visiting Santa Elena Canyon and The Window Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, see a world frozen in time at Terlingua, admire all the interesting features of El Camino Del Rio, and trek along Lost Mine Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Toyahvale to Big Bend National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Big Bend National Park when traveling from Toyahvale in June, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

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

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