11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Telluride
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
End: Dallas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe tour planner.

Dallas to Santa Fe is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in June, Santa Fe is slightly colder at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, look for gifts at Animas Chocolate Company, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, then make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, then examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durango Craft Spirits.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango tour planning app .

Getting from Santa Fe to Durango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, Durango is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Telluride.

Things to do in Durango

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Animas Chocolate Company ©
Animas Chocolate Company

2
nights
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Main Street, stop by Telluride Truffle, and then stroll through Bear Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of New Sheridan Hotel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cornet Creek Falls, then get outside with Imogene Pass, and finally ponder the world of politics at San Miguel County Courthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Telluride trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Durango to Telluride takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in July, expect nights in Telluride to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Telluride

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Imogene Pass
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Imogene Pass ©
Imogene Pass
Telluride Truffle ©
Telluride Truffle
New Sheridan Hotel ©
New Sheridan Hotel

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore and take pictures at The John Denver Sanctuary and then don't miss a visit to Independence Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planner .

Getting from Telluride to Aspen by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Telluride in July: highs in Aspen hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, and then make a trip to Taos Plaza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Taos day trip planning app .

Getting from Aspen to Taos by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Taos sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Taos

#Museums
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Plaza ©
Taos Plaza

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