9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Big Spring
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cloudcroft
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
White Sands
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Austin

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Austin driving holiday planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Austin. August in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Big Spring.

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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

2
nights
Big Spring

Big Spring ©
Big Spring is a city in and the county seat of Howard County, Texas, United States, at the crossroads of U.S. On the 5th (Mon), explore the activities along Moss Creek Lake and then cool off at Big Spring Family Aquatic Center and Water Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museum of Big Spring, brush up on your military savvy at Hangar 25 Air Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Big Spring State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Spring trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Austin to Big Spring takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Big Spring are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

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Big Spring State Park ©
Big Spring State Park
Hangar 25 Air Museum ©
Hangar 25 Air Museum
Moss Creek Lake ©
Moss Creek Lake

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, contemplate the long history of Eddy House, and then admire the sheer force of Sitting Bull Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Big Spring to Carlsbad takes 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Spring to Carlsbad due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Carlsbad can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cloudcroft.

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Sitting Bull Falls ©
Sitting Bull Falls

1
night
Cloudcroft

Cloudcroft ©
Cloudcroft is a village in Otero County, New Mexico, and is within the Lincoln National Forest. On the 8th (Thu), look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path, admire all the interesting features of State Route 244, and then get outside with Bluff Springs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cloudcroft trip maker site .

Drive from Carlsbad to Cloudcroft in 2.5 hours. In August in Cloudcroft, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to White Sands.

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Bluff Springs ©
Bluff Springs
Off the Beaten Path ©
Off the Beaten Path

1
night
White Sands

White Sands ©
White Sands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. On the 9th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our White Sands trip planner .

Getting from Cloudcroft to White Sands by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument

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