17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
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Lubbock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Amarillo
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Farmington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Teec Nos Pos
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Cortez
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Mesa Verde National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
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Cortez
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Durango
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
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Pueblo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Lamar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Colby
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Hays
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Wichita
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Fort Worth
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Houston

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Arlington

Arlington
The popular saying goes, "Everything's bigger in Texas!" and Arlington exemplifies that maxim.
For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Arlington trip planner .

Houston to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in November: high temperatures in Arlington hover around 66°F and lows are around 49°F. On the 19th (Mon), you're off toLubbock.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Nightlife Fun & Games

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Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lubbock Cemetery as well as Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lubbock Cemetery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lubbock trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Arlington to Lubbock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Arlington in November, Lubbock is slightly colder at night with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Lubbock

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lubbock Cemetery ©
Lubbock Cemetery

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Huge Pair of Legs, Second Amendment Cowboy and Helium Monument. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Helium Monument, don't miss a visit to Second Amendment Cowboy, and then don't miss a visit to Huge Pair of Legs.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Amarillo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Lubbock to Amarillo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Amarillo, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 34°F at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Albuquerque.
Highlights from your plan
Second Amendment Cowboy ©
Second Amendment Cowboy
Helium Monument ©
Helium Monument

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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.
To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque online itinerary planner .

Drive from Amarillo to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. In November in Albuquerque, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cibola National Forest ©
Cibola National Forest

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Santuario de Chimayo. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in November; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 54°F and lows reach 29°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

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Farmington

Farmington
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Farmington tour builder app .

Getting from Santa Fe to Farmington by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 28°F. You'll set off for Teec Nos Pos on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Teec Nos Pos

Teec Nos Pos ©
Teec Nos Pos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Four Corners Monument and then don't miss a visit to Teec Nos Pos Trading Post.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Teec Nos Pos trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Farmington to Teec Nos Pos in 1.5 hours. In November in Teec Nos Pos, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 24°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cortez.
Highlights from your plan
Teec Nos Pos Trading Post ©
Teec Nos Pos Trading Post
Four Corners Monument ©
Four Corners Monument

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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.
To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cortez day trip site .

You can drive from Teec Nos Pos to Cortez in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Cortez

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cortez Cultural Center ©
Cortez Cultural Center

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
You've now added Long House to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Long House, then make a trip to Step House, and then trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House, then admire all the interesting features of Ruins Road, and then delve into the distant past at Far View Sites.

Plan trip to Mesa Verde National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Fort Worth to Mesa Verde National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Worth to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Fort Worth, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 15°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House

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Cortez

Cortez
To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cortez driving holiday site .

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Cortez by car takes about an hour. On the 26th (Mon), you're off toDurango.

Things to do in Cortez

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.
To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Durango travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Cortez to Durango takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. November in Durango sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 23°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Pueblo.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Pueblo

Pueblo
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Pueblo trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Durango to Pueblo with the Route module. Traveling from Durango in November, you will find days in Pueblo are a bit warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (25°F). You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Pueblo

Parks Outdoors Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Nature Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cottonwood Creek Park. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Palmer Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pueblo to Colorado Springs in an hour. November in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Lamar.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Nature Center ©
Bear Creek Nature Center
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
Cottonwood Creek Park ©
Cottonwood Creek Park

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Lamar

Lamar ©
Lamar is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Prowers County, Colorado, United States. On the 29th (Thu), examine the collection at Big Timbers Museum and then admire the striking features of Petrified Wood Gas Station.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lamar journey builder .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Lamar in 3 hours. In November in Lamar, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Colby.

Things to do in Lamar

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Big Timbers Museum ©
Big Timbers Museum

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Colby

Colby ©
Colby is a city in and the county seat of Thomas County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Prairie Museum of Art & History.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colby day trip site .

You can drive from Lamar to Colby in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lamar to Colby. Traveling from Lamar in November, expect nights in Colby to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hays.

Things to do in Colby

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Museum of Art & History ©
Prairie Museum of Art & History

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Hays

Hays ©
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hays trip planning site .

You can drive from Colby to Hays in 2 hours. In November in Hays, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 30°F at night. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wichita.

Things to do in Hays

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Fidelis Church
Highlights from your plan
St. Fidelis Church ©
St. Fidelis Church

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Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. You've now added Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Great Plains Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Walnut River Brewing Company and then learn about winemaking at Grace Hill Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wichita day trip app .

You can drive from Hays to Wichita in 3 hours. Traveling from Hays in December, Wichita is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Wichita

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Great Plains Nature Center ©
Great Plains Nature Center
Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House ©

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at National Stockyard Exchange and then wander the streets of Plaza District.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip planner .

Drive from Wichita to Oklahoma City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Oklahoma City can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick Cathedral, then take a stroll through Fairmont Historic District, and then pause for some photo ops at JFK Tribute.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth tour itinerary site .

Getting from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, Fort Worth is a bit warmer than Oklahoma City - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. You will leave for home on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Fort Worth

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick Cathedral ©
St. Patrick Cathedral
JFK Tribute ©
JFK Tribute

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