13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
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Boulder
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Gallup
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You've now added Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver sightseeing app.

Washington to Denver is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington in July, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Boulder.

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Boulder

— 2 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes University of Colorado at Boulder as well as Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. On the 17th (Sat), gain insight at University of Colorado at Boulder and then trek along Sugarloaf Mountain.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boulder trip planner.

Boulder is just a stone's throw from Denver. In July, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Museums

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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 19th (Mon), head outdoors with Adventures Out West and then see the interesting displays at Ghost Town Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Colorado Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Side Trip

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Pagosa Springs

— 1 night
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. You've added Rio Grande National Forest, Wheeler Geologic Area, Rainbow Hot Springs, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Silver Falls, admire the sheer force of Piedra Falls, take in the natural beauty of Rainbow Hot Springs, then explore the striking landscape at Wheeler Geologic Area, then take a peaceful walk through Rio Grande National Forest, and finally trek along San Juan River Walk.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in July; daily highs in Pagosa Springs reach 81°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site, Keshi and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Keshi, steep yourself in history at La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site, examine the collection at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Santa Fe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in July: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 88°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albuquerque.

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Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Your day by day itinerary now includes American International Rattlesnake Museum as well as New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, see the interesting displays at American International Rattlesnake Museum, look for gifts at The Candy Lady, then hike along La Luz Trail, and finally grab your bike and head to Foothills Trails.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in July since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gallup.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails
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Gallup

— 1 night
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary as well as Navajo Code Talker Museum. On the 24th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Navajo Code Talker Museum, see the interesting displays at The Gallup Cultural Center, and then stroll through Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gallup online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Gallup takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Albuquerque in July since evenings lows in Gallup dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Gallup

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Montezuma Well as well as Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Snoopy Rock and Jerome State Historic Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail, hike along Brin's Mesa Trail, and immerse yourself in nature at Crescent Moon Picnic Site.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sedona route app.

Traveling by car from Gallup to Sedona takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Gallup in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sedona, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Inner Canyon, Yavapai Point and Mooney Falls. On the 27th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Mooney Falls, and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sedona in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Polaroid Fotobar and Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.