11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Durango
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Red River
— 1 night
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Los Alamos
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): trek along Animas Mountain Trail, then whizz through the canopy at Southwest Raft & Jeep, and then take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at Transformational Distance Healing and then delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Durango day trip planning app.

Albuquerque to Durango is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, things will get slightly colder in Durango: highs are around 77°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Overlook Hot Springs Spa and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Healing Waters Resort and Spa.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Durango to Pagosa Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in September, plan for little chillier days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Red River.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Spas
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Red River

Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): trek along Goose Lake Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at Darcy's Massage & Spa Therapy, and then stop by Wild Bills Ski and Snowboard Shop.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Red River tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Red River in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Red River, with lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Red River

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas
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Wild Bills Ski and Snowboard Shop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Wild Bills Ski and Snowboard Shop
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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 22nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, immerse yourself in nature at Kit Carson Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Blumenschein Home & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a short side trip with New Wave Rafting, do a tasting at La Chiripada Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Vivac Winery.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Taos trip tool.

Getting from Red River to Taos by car takes about an hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Red River in September: high temperatures in Taos hover around 76°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature

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Kit Carson Park ©
State Park
Kit Carson Park
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Vivac Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Vivac Winery
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Los Alamos

Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): engage your brain at Bradbury Science Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Don Quixote Distillery & Winery.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Los Alamos journey app.

Traveling by car from Taos to Los Alamos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Taos in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Alamos, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Santa Fe

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Ten Thousand Waves, see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. On your second day here, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pecos National Historical Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe planning website.

You can drive from Los Alamos to Santa Fe in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Los Alamos in September, you will find days in Santa Fe are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Albuquerque

Duke City

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 27th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sandia Mountains, look for gifts at The Quilt Works, and then get a taste of the local shopping with ABQ Uptown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): look for gifts at Skip Maisel's, kick back and relax at Tingley Beach, then look for gifts at Bookworks, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Albuquerque trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

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