8 days in Dallas & Big Bend National Park Itinerary

8 days in Dallas & Big Bend National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Dallas & Big Bend National Park Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dallas

4
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Get outdoors at Bluebonnet Trail and Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Top O'Hill Terrace and The Harbor Rockwall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Aurora Cemetery (in Aurora) and Fort Worth (Thistle Hill House Museum, Log Cabin Village, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Red Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower, and appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas sightseeing planner .

April in Dallas sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Top O'Hill Terrace, Bluebonnet Trail, Aurora Cemetery
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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Log Cabin Village ©
Log Cabin Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): trek along Dug Out Wells Picnic Area and Nature Trail and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Chihuahuan Desert. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set and then tee off at Lajitas Zipline.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Dallas to Big Bend National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in April: highs in Big Bend National Park hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Lajitas Zipline ©
Lajitas Zipline
Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set ©
Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set

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