15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Durango
— 3 nights
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Cortez
— 1 night
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe
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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip builder site.

Dallas to Santa Fe is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in October, expect nights in Santa Fe to be colder, around 41°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Durango

Durango ©
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 19th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Scenic Aperture Gallery, then do a tasting at Four Leaves Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Durango travel route website.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Durango, with lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cortez.

Things to do in Durango

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Pagosa Springs
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Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango
Spas

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Cortez

Cortez
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Cortez Cultural Center, then get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center, then admire the masterpieces at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cortez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Cortez takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Cortez

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

The Anasazi Heritage Center
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The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum ©
Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, take a memorable drive along Scenic Byway of Highway 128, and shop like a local with Tom Till Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Moab holiday maker website.

Getting from Cortez to Moab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cortez in October, Moab is a bit warmer at night with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Scenic Byway of Highway 128
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Bryce Canyon National Park is known for trails, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, get great views at Inspiration Point, and stroll through Navajo Loop Trail.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park vacation planning website.

Getting from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in October; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 61°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's much more to do: get great views at Observation Point, stroll through Angel's Landing, and admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 74°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Observation Point
Observation Point

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