10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs visit planning app.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Arcade Amusements, Inc, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
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Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): cruise along Ruins Road, contemplate the long history of Balcony House, thenexamine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Park Point, thenexplore the ancient world of Long House, and then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park route planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree 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.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, thenexplore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Taos trip builder app.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Taos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Taos, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Tours Outdoors
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 ©
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 29th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, thenexamine the collection at Palace of the Governors, thenwander the wide-open spaces of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo, thenexplore the ancient world of Puye Cliff Dwellings, and finally examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe tour site.

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Taos in August, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Puye Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and finally examine the collection at American International Rattlesnake Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, get engrossed in the history at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of Coronado Historic Site, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old San Ysidro Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque visit app.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Albuquerque. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Old San Ysidro Church, Coronado Historic Site
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Albuquerque Museum ©
Albuquerque Museum
Cibola National Forest ©
Cibola National Forest

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