27 days in New Mexico, Arizona & Colorado Itinerary

27 days in New Mexico, Arizona & Colorado Itinerary

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27 days in New Mexico, Arizona & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Tucson
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Castle Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Canon City
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
days
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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque route planning app .

Houston to Albuquerque is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Albuquerque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Houston in June, with lows around 64°F. You'll set off for Santa Fe on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Albuquerque

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Canyon Road and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Bandelier National Monument and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Taos (Taos Pueblo & La Hacienda del los Martinez). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, shop like a local with The Plaza, and take in the natural beauty of ten thousand waves.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, Santa Fe is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Taos, Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

2
days
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 23rd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale, and then make a trip to CityScape Phoenix.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect nights in Phoenix to be warmer, around 81°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 107°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Museums, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
days
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 25th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Phoenix to Page in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Page is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 96°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

5
days
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to North Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, look for gifts at Hopi House, cruise along East Rim Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Trail.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Page in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 41°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
days
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Tumamoc Hill and then get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine Cathedral and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Tucson takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Tucson to be much warmer, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 97°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Tucson

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Tumamoc Hill ©
Tumamoc Hill

2
days
Castle Rock

Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock is an affluent home rule municipality that is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pikes Peak - America's Mountain as well as Castle Rock Zip Line Tours. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then get the adrenaline pumping with Castle Rock Zip Line Tours, then step into the grandiose world of Cherokee Ranch and Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Outlets at Castle Rock.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Castle Rock online trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Tucson to Castle Rock with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tucson in July: high temperatures in Castle Rock hover around 88°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Castle Rock

#Shopping, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Cherokee Ranch and Castle
Highlights from your plan
Outlets at Castle Rock ©
Outlets at Castle Rock
Castle Rock Zip Line Tours ©
Castle Rock Zip Line Tours
Cherokee Ranch and Castle ©
Cherokee Ranch and Castle

4
days
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Helen Hunt Falls, Seven Falls, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Garden of the Gods. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning website .

You can drive from Castle Rock to Colorado Springs in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

2
days
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours to your itinerary. On the 12th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Bishop Castle and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City travel site .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in July: highs in Canon City hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Canon City

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Bishop Castle
Highlights from your plan
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle

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