10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey builder

Make it your trip
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
Fly
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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El Paso
— 1 night
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Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

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 17th (Mon): examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, see the interesting displays at American International Rattlesnake Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and finally engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, and finally do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque online attractions planner.

Alamogordo to Albuquerque is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Alamogordo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Albuquerque, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Canyon Trail, explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, and finally take in the natural beauty of Ten Thousand Waves. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then pause for some photo ops at New Mexico History Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Miguel Chapel.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
On the 21st (Fri), work some fitness into your day at Boulder Creek Path, hike along Flatirons, explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon, then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally see the interesting displays at Forney Museum of Transportation.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Denver journey planner.

Fly from Santa Fe to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Fe in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the galleries of Indiana War Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Circle.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Denver to Indianapolis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Indianapolis. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in May; daily highs in Indianapolis reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): wander the streets of The Loop, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then trek along Lakefront Trail, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot, try your luck at Arlington Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chicago road trip planner.

Fly from Indianapolis to Chicago in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to El Paso.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

El Paso

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery East, then admire the majestic nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, then take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, and finally admire all the interesting features of Scenic Drive - Overlook.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the El Paso travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Chicago to El Paso in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to El Paso is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in May; daily highs in El Paso reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.