10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
4
Taos
— 1 night
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
6
Albuquerque
— 1 night

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Visiting Climbing Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cherry Creek Trail, learn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, and get a taste of the local shopping with American Museum of Western Art.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Denver online holiday builder.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Cherry Creek Trail
Cherry Creek Trail

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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 26th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, then identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, then make a trip to Park Point, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, explore and take pictures at Ruins Road, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

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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 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Taos itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Taos takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August, expect nights in Taos to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Balloon Rides

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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 30th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Taos in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Rancho de las Golondrinas ©
El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): stroll through The Stables at Tamaya, then delve into the distant past at Coronado Historic Site, and then hike along La Luz Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque driving holiday tool.

Drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, Albuquerque is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

The Stables at Tamaya, Coronado Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Historic Site ©
Coronado Historic Site

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