14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— Few hours
Drive:  17​h 45​min
2
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Red River
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
End: Austin

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 6th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin journey planning site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Austin. October in Austin sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Austin

#Museums, #Fun & Games
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue ©
Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, then hike along Animas River Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango and then see the interesting displays at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

Make your Durango itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Austin to Durango in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Durango is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in October, things will get much colder in Durango: highs are around 65°F and lows about 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Red River.

Things to do in Durango

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Museums

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
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2
nights
Red River

Red River ©
Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Taos Clay Studio, and then fly down the slopes at Taos Ski Valley. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Goose Lake Trail, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Red River trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Red River takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Durango in October; daily highs in Red River reach 59°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Red River

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Taos Clay Studio, San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, Taos Ski Valley, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Taos Ski Valley ©
Taos Ski Valley
Taos Clay Studio ©
Taos Clay Studio

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then take a memorable drive along The Plaza, and finally steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, stop by Cheesemongers of Santa Fe, and then explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel website .

Traveling by car from Red River to Santa Fe takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Red River in October: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 69°F and lows are around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and then admire the striking features of Spaceship House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Balloon Rides
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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nights
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, then Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and then Head underground at King's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome, explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant, and then explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Albuquerque, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canyon.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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night
Canyon

Canyon ©
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Charles Goodnight Historical Center, then explore the stunning scenery at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Elkins Ranch. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tex Randall, Big Texan, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Planning Canyon trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Canyon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Canyon: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canyon

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

The Charles Goodnight Historical Center
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The Charles Goodnight Historical Center ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

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