12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Laredo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Monterrey

5
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos), Santa Fe (Canyon Road, The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, & more) and Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stop by Skip Maisel's, and explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip itinerary maker app .

Monterrey, Mexico to Albuquerque is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Cochiti Pueblo, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Glacier Creek Stables, explore the activities along Sprague Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park tour planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Albuquerque to Rocky Mountain National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Laredo.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Sprague Lake ©
Sprague Lake
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

1
night
Laredo

Laredo ©
Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. To see reviews and tourist information, read Laredo holiday maker website .

Explore your travel options from Rocky Mountain National Park to Laredo with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Laredo is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Laredo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Agustin Catholic Cathedral ©
San Agustin Catholic Cathedral
San Augustin Plaza ©
San Augustin Plaza

1
night
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Lost Mine Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Laredo to Big Bend National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains

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