12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
Drive:  16​h
1
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Laredo
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
4
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Monterrey

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Sun), trek along Lost Mine Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Big Bend National Park road trip website .

Monterrey, Mexico to Big Bend National Park is an approximately 16-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Laredo.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains

1
night
Laredo

Laredo ©
Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. On the 18th (Mon), make a trip to San Augustin Plaza and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Catholic Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Laredo trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Laredo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Laredo can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Laredo

#Historic Sites
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San Agustin Catholic Cathedral ©
San Agustin Catholic Cathedral
San Augustin Plaza ©
San Augustin Plaza

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Laredo to Rocky Mountain National Park. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Sky Pond ©
Sky Pond
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

5
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos), Santa Fe (Canyon Road, The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, & more) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and meet the residents at ABQ BioPark Zoo.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Albuquerque in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Balloon Rides

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