16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Garland
— 1 night
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Pueblo
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Fe attractions planner.

Sarasota to Santa Fe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sarasota to Santa Fe. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Sarasota in July, with lows around 60°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Taos

— 2 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Taos County Courthouse Murals, make a trip to Taos Pueblo, take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and finally make a trip to Taos Plaza. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Millicent Rogers Museum, then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Taos trip planning tool.

Drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, things will get slightly colder in Taos: highs are around 83°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Durango

— 2 nights
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.
On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Rotary Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then look for gifts at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Durango itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Taos to Durango in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. July in Durango sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fort Garland.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Fort Garland

— 1 night
Fort Garland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Costilla County, Colorado, United States. On the 14th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Mother Mary's Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stations of the Cross Shrine, and then see the interesting displays at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Garland online vacation maker.

You can drive from Durango to Fort Garland in 3.5 hours. In July, Fort Garland is little chillier than Durango - with highs of 70°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Pueblo.

Things to do in Fort Garland

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Pueblo

— 1 night
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. On the 15th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Pueblo Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, and then head outdoors with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pueblo travel route planner.

You can drive from Fort Garland to Pueblo in 2 hours. When traveling from Fort Garland in July, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Pueblo: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Pueblo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

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 16th (Fri), cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Pueblo to Colorado Springs takes an hour. While traveling from Pueblo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Denver

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park), Hotel de Paris Museum (in Georgetown) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Denver sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

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.