14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Big Bend National Park
— 4 nights
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Farmington
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, make a trip to Meow Wolf Santa Fe, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Santa Fe is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Santa Fe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarillo driving holiday site.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Amarillo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Amarillo is 1 hour. In May, Amarillo is somewhat warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 79°F and lows of 50°F. You will leave for Big Bend National Park on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Nature

Big Bend National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of Big Bend National Park to go to Terlingua and see Ghost Town Texas, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, stroll through Lost Mine Trail, hike along S Rim Trail, and make a trip to Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Bend National Park tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Big Bend National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amarillo in May, with highs in Big Bend National Park at 93°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

— 3 nights
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site (in El Paso) and Slaughter Canyon Cave (in Carlsbad Caverns National Park). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, contemplate the waterfront views at Smith Spring, and hike along Devil's Hall Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Guadalupe Mountains National Park vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Big Bend National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park is minus 1 hour. In May, Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a bit cooler than Big Bend National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Farmington

— 2 nights
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Berg/Animas Trail. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Aztec Ruins National Monument and then take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Farmington trip tool.

Getting from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Farmington by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, Farmington is little chillier than Guadalupe Mountains National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Farmington

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.