9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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North Platte
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Dodge City
— 1 night
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North Platte

— 1 night
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our North Platte trip planner.

Altoona to North Platte is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. July in North Platte sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 61°F at night. You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in North Platte

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and National Museum of World War II Aviation. Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and United States Air Force Academy. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll through North Cheyenne Canon Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Platte to Colorado Springs. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Santa Fe

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Enchanted Circle Pottery. Visiting Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Turquoise Trout will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Canyon Trail (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Taos Clay Studio (in El Prado). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and take in the exciting artwork at Canyon Road Contemporary Art.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Side Trips

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Dodge City

— 1 night
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. On the 16th (Fri), trek along Dodge City Trail of Fame.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Dodge City trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Santa Fe to Dodge City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Dodge City. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in July since evenings lows in Dodge City dip to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dodge City

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

United States travel guide

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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.