12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Dallas
Drive:  11​h 45​min
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Dallas

2
days
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pecos National Historical Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens - Santa Fe.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip website .

Dallas to Santa Fe is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in August: highs in Santa Fe hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Parks, #Spas, #Nature

Side Trip

Pecos National Historical Park
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Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens

1
day
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a Municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Piedra River Trail has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Chimney Rock National Monument and then hike along Piedra River Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Pagosa Springs takes 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Fe in August: high temperatures in Pagosa Springs hover around 78°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Chimney Rock National Monument ©
Chimney Rock National Monument

3
days
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cliff Palace, Spruce Tree House, Balcony House, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Alpine Loop.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Durango tour website .

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 52°F. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Taos.

Things to do in Durango

#Historic Sites, #Trails, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Alpine Loop, Black Bear Pass
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

3
days
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Escape the urban bustle at Goose Lake Trail and Kit Carson Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cimarron Canyon State Park and Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area. Explore Taos' surroundings by going to Black Mesa Winery (in Velarde) and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort (in Vadito).

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Taos trip tool .

You can drive from Durango to Taos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Taos can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Taos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Red River, Black Mesa Winery, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Cimarron Canyon State Park
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Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort ©
Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
Cimarron Canyon State Park ©
Cimarron Canyon State Park
Kit Carson Park ©
Kit Carson Park

1
day
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, don't miss a visit to VW Slug Bug Ranch, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Amarillo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Taos to Amarillo in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taos to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. In September, Amarillo is somewhat warmer than Taos - with highs of 83°F and lows of 57°F. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

VW Slug Bug Ranch, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
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Wildcat Bluff Nature Center ©
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ ©
VW Slug Bug Ranch ©
VW Slug Bug Ranch

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