14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Ruidoso
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Flagstaff
— 3 nights
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Durango
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo online tour itinerary planner.

Columbia to Amarillo is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In May in Amarillo, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 50°F at night. You will leave for Ruidoso on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Nightlife

Ruidoso

— 3 nights
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fort Stanton Museum and Old West Studio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Smokey Bear Museum and New Mexico Rails-to-Trails. Explore Ruidoso's surroundings by going to Cloudcroft (Osha Trail & Trestle Recreation Area). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, contemplate the long history of Fort Stanton Historical Site, trek along Grindstone Lake Trail, and look for gifts at The Ruidoso Trading Post.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Ruidoso trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Ruidoso takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amarillo in May, with highs in Ruidoso at 69°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Fe National Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dale Ball Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, then look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and finally examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe travel route planner.

You can drive from Ruidoso to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Flagstaff

— 3 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Chapel of the Holy dove. Discover out-of-the-way places like Doe Mountain Trail and San Francisco Peaks. Explore Flagstaff's surroundings by going to Sedona (Bear Mountain Trail & Fay Canyon Trail). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Humphrey's Peak, see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona, and stop by Olive the Best Oils and Vinegars of Flagstaff.

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Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Flagstaff takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, Flagstaff is little chillier than Santa Fe - with highs of 65°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Durango.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery, see the interesting displays at Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center, and then do a tasting at Fox Fire Farms Winery. On the next day, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, and then do a tasting at Four Leaves Winery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Durango road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Durango are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Museums · Tours · Adventure · Wineries

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
On the 17th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Palmer Park, take a memorable tour with Colorado Wolf Adventures, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

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You can fly from Durango to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in May, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.