8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
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Denver
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + train:  5​h 45​min
End: Denver

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pick up some local products at The Source, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver vacation maker site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Denver. In May, daytime highs in Denver are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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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 14th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, cruise along The Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then look for gifts at Davis Mather Folk Art Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bandelier National Monument.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Santa Fe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in May, you will find days in Santa Fe are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Fe in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip maker website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 74°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

#Tours, #Nature, #Parks
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Photography Tours

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