10 days in Colorado Springs, Southwestern Utah & Santa Fe Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Springs, Southwestern Utah & Santa Fe Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Springs, Southwestern Utah & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 8th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs day trip tool .

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
River Rafting & Tubing
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get outdoors at The Narrows and Angel's Landing. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Zion National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Nedra Matteucci Galleries or Kakawa Chocolate House. Visit Bandelier National Monument and Loretto Chapel for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Taos Pueblo in Taos (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Canyon Road, view the masterpieces at Keshi, get a taste of the local shopping with Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc., and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Zion National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Taos Pueblo
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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