19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 4 nights
2
Divide
— Few hours
3
Cripple Creek
— 1 night
4
Gunnison
— 1 night
5
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— Few hours
6
Ouray
— 1 night
7
Cortez
— 1 night
8
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
9
Taos
— 1 night
10
Santa Fe
— 6 nights
11
Albuquerque
— Few hours

4
nights
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.
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour has been added to your itinerary.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Denver online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Denver is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Divide.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

few
hours
Divide

Divide ©
Divide is a census-designated place and a U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Divide tour planner.

Getting from Denver to Divide by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Divide, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Divide

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

1
night
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cripple Creek travel itinerary planner.

Cripple Creek is just a short distance from Divide. Traveling from Divide in September, expect Cripple Creek to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gunnison.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

1
night
Gunnison

Gunnison
The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gunnison trip planner.

Drive from Cripple Creek to Gunnison in 3 hours. Traveling from Cripple Creek in September, expect Gunnison to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Gunnison

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

few
hours
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): cruise along South Rim Road.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip planner.

Getting from Gunnison to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gunnison in September; daily highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park reach 30°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

1
night
Ouray

Ouray
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ouray travel route site.

Drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Ouray in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in September, with highs in Ouray at 22°C and lows at 8°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Ruins Road and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cortez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Cortez takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ouray, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cortez, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Cortez

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

1
night
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. The Springs Resort & Spa has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cortez to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Cortez, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

1
night
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Millicent Rogers Museum as well as Taos Pueblo. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Rio Grande Gorge, see the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Taos journey planner.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Taos in 3.5 hours. In September in Taos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will leave for Santa Fe on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Taos

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rio Grande Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

6
nights
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.
You've now added Georgia O'Keeffe Museum to your itinerary. Visit San Miguel Chapel and The Oldest House for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Valles Caldera National Preserve. Change things up with a short trip to Pecos National Historical Park in Pecos (about 38 minutes away).

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe day trip site.

Drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 13°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Pecos National Historical Park, Valles Caldera National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

few
hours
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.
Before you visit Albuquerque, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, Albuquerque is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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