11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Ouray
— 1 night
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Telluride
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night
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Taos
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night

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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
On the 24th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder tool.

Newark to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denver when traveling from Newark in August, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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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.
When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, approximately Canon City away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs route builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, go deep underground at Yankee Girl Mine, then examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and finally walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Ouray takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, things will get slightly colder in Ouray: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Telluride.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Geologic Formation
Yankee Boy Basin
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Ouray Alchemist Museum
4.7

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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 30th (Fri): head outdoors with Via Ferrata and then head outdoors with San Juan Outdoor Adventures.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Telluride trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Telluride takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Telluride are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Durango.

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Outdoor Activity
San Juan Outdoor Adventures
5.0

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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 31st (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Durango day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Durango takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. When traveling from Telluride in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durango, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Taos.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8

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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 1st (Sun), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then make a trip to Taos Pueblo.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Taos in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Taos are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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World heritage site
Taos Pueblo
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
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Santa Fe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner.

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Albuquerque

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in September since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Historic Walking Area
Albuquerque Old Town
3.8

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