9 days in Marfa, Las Cruces & Moab Itinerary

9 days in Marfa, Las Cruces & Moab Itinerary

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9 days in Marfa, Las Cruces & Moab Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  6​h
1
Marfa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Las Cruces
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: San Antonio

1
night
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 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Marfa and Presidio County Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marfa itinerary planning website .

San Antonio to Marfa is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in May: high temperatures in Marfa hover around 82°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Marfa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Fort Davis
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Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park

1
night
Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village, look for gifts at Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Albino, then take an in-depth tour of New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of San Albino Church.

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Drive from Marfa to Las Cruces in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marfa to Las Cruces due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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San Albino Church ©
San Albino Church
Basilica of San Albino ©
Basilica of San Albino

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Arches National Park. Attractions like Colorado National Monument and Double Arch make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park), Island in the Sky (in Canyonlands National Park) and Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (in Gateway). Make the 8th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moab day trip app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Las Cruces to Moab in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Las Cruces, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Colorado National Monument, Island in the Sky, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, Delicate Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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