11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Georgetown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Alamosa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Sun), take a stroll through Old Colorado City Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip maker .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. You'll set off for Georgetown on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

1
night
Georgetown

The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Georgetown trip builder .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Georgetown takes 2 hours. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Georgetown, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Georgetown

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 65°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 49°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Museums

Side Trip

Frisco Historic Park and Museum
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Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

1
night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), engage your brain at Children's Nature Center, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, and then pause for some photo ops at Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Grand Junction trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Grand Junction in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in August, plan for warmer days in Grand Junction, with highs around 89°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fruita
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Children's Nature Center ©
Children's Nature Center
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of James Ranch Market, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, stroll through Purgatory Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Durango trip maker app .

You can drive from Grand Junction to Durango in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grand Junction in August, with highs in Durango at 82°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Alamosa.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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River Rafting & Tubing
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
James Ranch Market ©
James Ranch Market

1
night
Alamosa

Alamosa ©
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at San Luis Valley Brewing Company.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alamosa online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Durango to Alamosa in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Durango in August since evenings lows in Alamosa dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Alamosa

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge ©
San Luis Valley Brewing Company ©
San Luis Valley Brewing Company

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. On the next day, browse for treasures at Traveler's Market, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary site .

Drive from Alamosa to Santa Fe in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Alamosa in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Valles Caldera National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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