9 days in El Paso, Marfa & South Padre Island Itinerary

9 days in El Paso, Marfa & South Padre Island Itinerary

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El Paso
— 3 nights
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Marfa
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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El Paso

— 3 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate War Eagles Air Museum and El Paso Museum of Archaeology. Step off the beaten path and head to El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center and San Jacinto Plaza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Paso: Sombra Antigua Winery (in Chamberino) and La Vina Winery (in Anthony).

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the El Paso vacation planning website.

Springfield to El Paso is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Springfield in October, expect El Paso to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marfa.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Wineries · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Marfa

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Marfa and Presidio County Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Judd Foundation.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Marfa visit app.

Getting from El Paso to Marfa by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from El Paso to Marfa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Paso in October, expect Marfa to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 46°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Marfa

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

South Padre Island

— 3 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Let the collections at Children’s Museum of Brownsville and Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and Klement's Grove. Go for a jaunt from South Padre Island to Brownsville to see The Carriage House Day Spa about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Isla Blanca Park, identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, look for gifts at Seas the Day, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read South Padre Island road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Marfa to South Padre Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Marfa in October: highs in South Padre Island hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips