7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Marfa
— 1 night
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— Few hours
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El Paso
— Few hours
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Terlingua
— 1 night
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights

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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. On the 23rd (Wed), shop like a local with Judd Foundation, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marfa road trip planning tool.

Houston to Marfa is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in September: high temperatures in Marfa hover around 82°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Marfa

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Davis
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Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Judd Foundation ©
Judd Foundation
Davis Mt. Broom Shop ©
Davis Mt. Broom Shop

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Guadalupe Mountains National Park route site.

Traveling by car from Marfa to Guadalupe Mountains National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Marfa to Guadalupe Mountains National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Marfa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip builder tool.

Drive from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 2 hours. In September in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 63°F at night. You will leave for El Paso on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours

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El Paso

El Paso ©
On the 25th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the El Paso trip app.

You can drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to El Paso in 4 hours. In September in El Paso, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Terlingua.

Things to do in El Paso

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site ©
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site

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Terlingua

Terlingua
Terlingua is a mining district and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Brewster County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): hike along Indian Head Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Terlingua trip planning website.

You can drive from El Paso to Terlingua in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Terlingua, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Terlingua

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Elena Canyon and Chisos Mountains. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Lost Mine Trail, cruise along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, and stroll through The Window Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Terlingua to Big Bend National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Big Bend National Park are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail