15 days in Tucson, Santa Fe & Denver Itinerary

15 days in Tucson, Santa Fe & Denver Itinerary

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Tucson

— 6 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colossal Cave Mountain Park and The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) and Vista Sun Wheel. Go for a jaunt from Tucson to Marana to see The Golf Club at Dove Mountain about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at International Wildlife Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Madaras Gallery, catch a movie at Fox Theater, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tucson sightseeing tool.

Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic to Tucson is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Santiago de los Caballeros in July, you will find days in Tucson are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 28th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Miguel Chapel. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Tucson to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tucson in July; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 36°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Denver

— 6 nights

Mile-High City

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Museum-lovers will appreciate History Colorado Center and National Ballpark Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Cussler Museum (in Arvada) and Mini Incline (in Castle Rock). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mines Museum of Earth Science, take an in-depth tour of Center for Colorado Women's History, admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Denver route planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Denver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips