14 days in Denver, Santa Fe & Texas Itinerary

14 days in Denver, Santa Fe & Texas Itinerary

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14 days in Denver, Santa Fe & Texas Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  7​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Houston
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
6
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Austin
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
9
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Montreal

1
night
Denver

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 19th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary website .

Montreal, Canada to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Tours Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, make a trip to Canyon Road, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, view the masterpieces at Keshi, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip app .

Getting from Denver to Santa Fe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rockport Beach, then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Corpus Christi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Corpus Christi is 1 hour. In July, Corpus Christi is somewhat warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockport Beach, Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach

1
night
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip planner .

Getting from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in July, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 26th (Fri), get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Houston day trip planning app .

Getting from South Padre Island to Houston by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in July, you will find days in Houston are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the history at Mission San Jose, then explore the engaging exhibits at The DoSeum, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Antonio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Antonio road trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip planner .

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in July: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Shopping Wineries
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally explore and take pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and finally stop by Waterloo Records.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dallas itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
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Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

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