8 days in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Dallas & El Paso Itinerary

8 days in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Dallas & El Paso Itinerary

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Fly to Midland International Airport, Drive to Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Midland International Airport, Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
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Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly
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El Paso
— 2 nights
Fly

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

— 1 night
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at McKittrick Canyon and then contemplate the long history of Frijole Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan and then hike along Devil's Hall Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park vacation planner.

Dallas to Guadalupe Mountains National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Guadalupe Mountains National Park hover around 54°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Dallas

— 4 nights

Big D

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and TopGolf The Colony. Get a sense of the local culture at Amon Carter Museum of American Art and Highland Park Village. Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Prestonwood Baptist Church (in Plano) and Fort Worth (National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame & Sid Richardson Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum, take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, and trek along Katy Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dallas day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Dallas. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dallas, with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

El Paso

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the world behind art at El Paso Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery East. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of El Paso Museum of Archaeology, admire the majestic nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, and then see the interesting displays at National Border Patrol Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the El Paso trip planner.

Fly from Dallas to El Paso in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in December, plan for little chillier nights in El Paso, with lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites