16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
1
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cheyenne
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Billings
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Albuquerque

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Albuquerque Old Town and Loretto Chapel. Get some historical perspective at Canyon Road and San Felipe de Neri Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Fe (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, & more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, explore the striking landscape of Petroglyph National Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Albuquerque New Mexico Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip maker site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Albuquerque. In August, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Santa Fe
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Old Colorado City and Manitou Cliff Dwellings will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of World War II Aviation and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City) and Bishop Castle (in Rye). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Discover how to plan a Colorado Springs trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Albuquerque in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Bishop Castle, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, ponder the world of politics at Wyoming State Capitol, have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Nelson Museum of the West, make a trip to Big Boy Steam Engine, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vedauwoo.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cheyenne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cheyenne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cheyenne are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vedauwoo
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Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Nelson Museum of the West ©
Nelson Museum of the West
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum

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Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, then shop like a local with Toucan Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, and finally do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Billings online road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cheyenne to Billings in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): wander the streets of Hyde Park, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, then learn about winemaking at Telaya Wine Co., and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Barbarian Brewing.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Boise day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Billings to Boise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Billings in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Boise: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boise

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Garden City
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Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Telaya Wine Co. ©
Telaya Wine Co.
Barbarian Brewing ©
Barbarian Brewing

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City travel planning tool .

Fly from Boise to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect Denver to be little chillier, temps between 85°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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