14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Big Spring
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Ojo Caliente
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Telluride
— 4 nights
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Taos
— 1 night
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Lubbock
— 1 day
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Big Spring

— 1 night
Big Spring is a city in and the county seat of Howard County, Texas, United States, at the crossroads of U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Big Spring State Park and then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museum of Big Spring.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Big Spring travel route app.

Austin to Big Spring is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Big Spring

Museums · Nature · Parks

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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.
You've now added Dale Ball Trails to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Canyon Road Contemporary Art and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dale Ball Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally look for gifts at Santa Fe Indian Market.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Drive from Big Spring to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Spring to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Big Spring in August, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 84°F and lows about 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ojo Caliente.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Trails

Ojo Caliente

— 1 night
On the 12th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa and then see the sights as you ascend with New Mexico River Adventures.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ojo Caliente online itinerary builder.

Getting from Santa Fe to Ojo Caliente by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in August; daily highs in Ojo Caliente reach 79°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Ojo Caliente

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Ouray

— 2 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): trek along Perimeter Trail, go deep underground at Idarado Mine, and then walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, then don't miss a visit to Yankee Girl Mine, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally test the waters at Ouray Hot Springs Pool.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray trip planner.

Getting from Ojo Caliente to Ouray by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Ojo Caliente in August, plan for slightly colder days in Ouray, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Telluride.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Telluride

— 4 nights
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Last Dollar Road in Ridgway (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get outside with Telluride Outside, explore the activities along San Miguel River, get to know the fascinating history of Black Bear Pass, and hike along Bridal Veil hike.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Telluride trip builder site.

You can drive from Ouray to Telluride in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Taos.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Taos

— 1 night
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Taos Pueblo, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then make a trip to Taos Plaza, and finally don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Kit Carson Home & Museum, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Taos planner.

You can drive from Telluride to Taos in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Telluride in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Taos, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Museums

Lubbock

— 1 day
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center, then identify plant and animal life at Prairie Dog Town, and then appreciate the history behind Lubbock Veterans Memorial.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lubbock online tour planner.

You can drive from Taos to Lubbock in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Taos to Lubbock is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Taos in August; daily highs in Lubbock reach 92°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lubbock

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.