16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
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El Paso
— 2 nights
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Tortilla Flat
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights

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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.
Get outdoors at Lajitas Zipline and Lost Mine Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit and Terlingua. Explore Big Bend National Park's surroundings by going to Terlingua (Ghost Town Texas & Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains and don't miss a visit to Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Big Bend National Park road trip site.

Austin to Big Bend National Park is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to El Paso.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Lajitas Zipline ©
Lajitas Zipline

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El Paso

El Paso ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook, then take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, then admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art, and finally steep yourself in history at San Jacinto Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at War Eagles Air Museum, then do a tasting at La Vina Winery, and then do a tasting at Sombra Antigua Winery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our El Paso road trip planner.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to El Paso in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Bend National Park to El Paso. August in El Paso sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tortilla Flat.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Wineries · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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War Eagles Air Museum ©
War Eagles Air Museum
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center ©
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center
La Vina Winery ©
La Vina Winery

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Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat ©
Tortilla Flat is a small unincorporated community in far eastern Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. You've now added Tonto National Forest to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Tortilla Flat, Az. and then trek along Apache Trail Scenic Drive. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Tonto National Forest, then explore the stunning scenery at Peralta Canyon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canyon Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tortilla Flat trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from El Paso to Tortilla Flat. In August, Tortilla Flat is somewhat warmer than El Paso - with highs of 102°F and lows of 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Tortilla Flat

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Apache Trail Scenic Drive ©
Apache Trail Scenic Drive
Tonto National Forest ©
Tonto National Forest
Canyon Lake ©
Canyon Lake

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Jordan Vineyard & Winery (in Healdsburg), Siduri Wines (in Santa Rosa) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). Dedicate the 29th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tortilla Flat to San Francisco. Traveling from Tortilla Flat to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tortilla Flat in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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