10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Albuquerque
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Taos
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Escalante
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Flagstaff
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Nashville

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online day trip planner .

Nashville to Albuquerque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Albuquerque Museum ©
Albuquerque Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at ten thousand waves, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally wander the streets of Canyon Road.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe day trip site .

You can take a bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in October, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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ten thousand waves ©
ten thousand waves
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

1
night
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Taos Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and finally explore and take pictures at High Road to Taos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Taos travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Taos, with lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Escalante.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Taos Art Museum ©
Taos Art Museum
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

1
night
Escalante

Escalante ©
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Kodachrome Basin State Park, then take a memorable drive along Highway 12 Scenic Byway, then get engrossed in the history at Escalante Heritage Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Hole-in-the Rock. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, admire all the interesting features of Anasazi State Park Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Calf Creek Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Escalante sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Taos to Escalante in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Escalante are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Escalante

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Anasazi State Park Museum, Highway 12 Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Kodachrome Basin State Park ©
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Anasazi State Park Museum ©
Anasazi State Park Museum

1
day
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of Northern Arizona, admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and then explore the striking landscape of Coconino National Forest.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff journey builder tool .

Getting from Escalante to Flagstaff by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Coconino National Forest ©
Coconino National Forest
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Tue), examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, examine the collection at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Fly from Flagstaff to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Denver when traveling from Flagstaff in October, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Golden, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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