8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: El Paso
Fly:  4​h
1
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Roswell
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: El Paso

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral and then contemplate the long history of The Alamo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, and then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio travel route builder website .

El Paso to San Antonio is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to San Antonio. Traveling from El Paso in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in San Antonio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

National Museum of the Pacific War
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from San Antonio to Pagosa Springs takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in April, things will get much colder in Pagosa Springs: highs are around 57°F and lows about 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Spas

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. April in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Roswell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center, examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, and then learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Roswell online trip maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Roswell in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Roswell: highs are around 79°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Childrens Museums Wineries
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Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center
Pecos Flavors Winery ©
Pecos Flavors Winery

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