13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Austin
— 1 night
2
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 day
3
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
5
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, thenponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, thenadmire the striking features of The Driskill, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

Plan my day in Austin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Wichita to Austin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wichita in September: high temperatures in Austin hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

1
day
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 2nd (Fri), Head underground at Big Room and then surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Austin to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Outdoors Tours
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Big Room ©
Big Room

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at ABQ BioPark Aquarium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Albuquerque Biological Park, and then have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. On your second day here, examine the collection at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque visit planner.

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Albuquerque by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in October, expect nights in Albuquerque to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Albuquerque Biological Park
Albuquerque Biological Park
Balloon Rides
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along Canyon Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, thenadmire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip maker app.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

4
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.
You've now added Pikes Peak Center to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista), Canon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Skyline Drive) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, explore the landscape on two wheels at St Mary's Alice, and look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

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Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Canon City, Off-Road Tours, St Mary's Alice, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

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