13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cottonwood
— 2 nights
2
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
3
Pagosa Springs
— 5 nights
4
Jemez Springs
— 3 nights

2
nights
Cottonwood

Cottonwood ©
Cottonwood serves as a base for exploring the Verde Valley.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room and Arcosanti. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Alcantara Vineyards and Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, look for gifts at Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cottonwood sightseeing planner.

Phoenix to Cottonwood is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in September, things will get a bit cooler in Cottonwood: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Cottonwood

Wineries Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Arcosanti, Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room ©
Burning Tree Cellars Tasting Room ©
Burning Tree Cellars Tasting Room
Alcantara Vineyards and Winery ©
Alcantara Vineyards and Winery

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, thenget great views at Muley Point Overlook, and then cruise along Moki Dugway. Here are some ideas for day two: see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours and then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cottonwood to Monument Valley takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cottonwood in September, plan for little chillier nights in Monument Valley, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Muley Point Overlook, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Visiting Piedra River Trail and Bachelor Loop will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Animas Forks and Piedra Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pagosa Springs: Creede (Last Chance Mine & North Clear Creek Falls) and Molas Pass (in Silverton). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, pick up some new knowledge with The Choke Cherry Tree, get a taste of the local shopping with Fred Harman Art Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs tour planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in September; daily highs in Pagosa Springs reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Creede, Molas Pass, Animas Forks
Highlights from your plan
Molas Pass ©
Molas Pass
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Piedra Falls ©
Piedra Falls

3
nights
Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs ©
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Jemez Mountains and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jemez Springs Bath House and Battleship Rock. Step out of Jemez Springs with an excursion to Cerrillos Hills State Park in Cerrillos--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jemez Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Jemez Springs in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Jemez Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cerrillos Hills State Park, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Jemez Springs Bath House ©
Jemez Springs Bath House
Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway ©
Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway
Battleship Rock ©
Battleship Rock

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