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
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 1 night
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Silverton
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Pueblo of Acoma
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver travel planner.

Newark to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Denver. 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

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Keep things going the next day: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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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. On the 28th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, then examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and finally stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray road trip website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Ouray by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Ouray is slightly colder than Colorado Springs - with highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Silverton.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum

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Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for gifts at Route 550 Gifts and then cruise along Million Dollar Highway.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Silverton online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ouray to Silverton by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Silverton

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Route 550 Gifts ©
Route 550 Gifts

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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.
On the 30th (Fri), trot along with a tour on horseback and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Durango road trip site.

You can drive from Silverton to Durango in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Silverton in August, you will find days in Durango are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Long House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park route planning tool.

Drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pueblo of Acoma.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Pueblo of Acoma

Pueblo of Acoma ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Acoma Pueblo Sky City and then browse the exhibits of Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pueblo of Acoma road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Pueblo of Acoma takes 4.5 hours. In August in Pueblo of Acoma, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Pueblo of Acoma

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum ©
Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Acoma Pueblo Sky City ©
Acoma Pueblo Sky City

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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Albuquerque day trip site.

You can drive from Pueblo of Acoma to Albuquerque in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Pueblo of Acoma in September, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

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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 3rd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe online travel route planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in September, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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