19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Divide
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Cripple Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Gunnison
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Cortez
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Santa Fe
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Albuquerque
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

Plan trip to Denver with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney, Australia to Denver is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Denver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Denver, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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

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Divide

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

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Divide online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Denver to Divide in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Divide when traveling from Denver in September, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Divide

Parks Wildlife
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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 see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cripple Creek visit planning app .

Cripple Creek is just a short distance from Divide. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Divide in September: high temperatures in Cripple Creek hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gunnison.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
Gunnison

Gunnison
The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gunnison trip maker app .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Gunnison

Outdoors Parks Trails

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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.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park online trip planner .

You can drive from Gunnison to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gunnison in September: high temperatures in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park hover around 30°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors

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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 see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouray road trip site .

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Ouray takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in September, with highs in Ouray at 22°C and lows at 8°C. You'll set off for Cortez on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Ruins Road and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cortez trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Ouray to Cortez by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cortez: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Cortez

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
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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. You've now added The Springs Resort & Spa to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa.

Find out how to plan Pagosa Springs trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cortez to Pagosa Springs takes 2 hours. When traveling from Cortez in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Fe.

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. On the 24th (Mon), take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge, then admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, and then make a trip to Taos Pueblo.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taos trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Taos takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Taos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 25th (Tue), you're off toSanta Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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. Get outdoors at Valles Caldera National Preserve and Pecos National Historical Park. Visit San Miguel Chapel and The Oldest House for their historical value. There's more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe journey planner .

Traveling by car from Taos to Santa Fe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taos in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 13°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Wildlife Nature

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

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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.
To find out how to plan a trip to Albuquerque, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in October, with lows around 10°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums

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