15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Amarillo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Denver
— 7 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive to San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman Field, Fly to Houston

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Amarillo — 2 nights

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amarillo: Palo Duro Canyon State Park (in Canyon) and The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site (in Goodnight). The adventure continues: make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amarillo route tool.

Houston to Amarillo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Amarillo, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Denver.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Denver — 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs), Annual Flower Trial Garden (in Fort Collins) and Colorado Springs (Climbing Tours, Garden of the Gods, &more). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amarillo in July: high temperatures in Denver hover around 87°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Santa Fe.
Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours
Side Trips

Santa Fe — 3 nights

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.
Santa Fe is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, make a trip to Canyon Road, and take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Adventure

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at High Dune Trail and then hike along Mosca Pass Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Fe to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 48°F. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.