11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Taos
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes High Dune Trail as well as Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get all the information you need at Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center and then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online attractions planner.

Denver to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve dip to 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for Taos.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Taos

— 3 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos Plaza and Earthship Biotecture. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Taos visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Taos with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Historic Sites

Santa Fe

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ghost Ranch, Bandelier National Monument and Pecos National Historical Park. Go for a jaunt from Santa Fe to Abiquiu to see Plaza Blanca about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe visit planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Taos in June, expect Santa Fe to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park vacation planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Mesa Verde National Park. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Durango

— 1 night
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.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Durango route planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.