4 days in Big Bend Country Itinerary

4 days in Big Bend Country Itinerary

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4 days in Big Bend Country Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  4​h
1
El Paso
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: San Antonio

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El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Franklin Mountains State Park and then admire all the interesting features of Scenic Drive - Overlook.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our El Paso trip planner.

San Antonio to El Paso is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Antonio in February since evenings lows in El Paso dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort Davis.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Franklin Mountains State Park ©
Franklin Mountains State Park
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook

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night
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then look and learn at McDonald Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis trip planner.

Drive from El Paso to Fort Davis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fort Davis when traveling from El Paso in February, with lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
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McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park

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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 7th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains and then take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park trip builder.

Getting from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fort Davis in February: high temperatures in Big Bend National Park hover around 74°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

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