7 days in San Antonio & Big Bend National Park Itinerary

7 days in San Antonio & Big Bend National Park Itinerary

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7 days in San Antonio & Big Bend National Park Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
1
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: San Antonio

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Barton Springs Pool. Visit The Alamo and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Bullock Texas State History Museum (in Austin) and National Museum of the Pacific War (in Fredericksburg). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, trek along The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary planning tool .

Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Austin, National Museum of the Pacific War
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Big Bend National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Terlingua, then look for gifts at Many Stones, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In March, daily temperatures in Big Bend National Park can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big Bend National Park, Many Stones
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Big Bend National Park ©
Big Bend National Park

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