22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
bus:  1​h 45​min
1
Columbus
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Taos
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

4
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum and Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Little White House and Legacy Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area (in Lumpkin), Plains (Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, & more) and St. Joseph's Catholic Church (in Macon). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Civil War Naval Museum, take an in-depth tour of Columbus Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and take in nature's colorful creations at Columbus Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Columbus trip builder site .

Atlanta to Columbus is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Montgomery, Plains, Macon, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, Little White House
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6
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Uncle Tom's Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Midway Geyser Basin and Roosevelt Arch. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon & Inspiration Point). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, admire the local landmark of Fountain Paint Pot, and steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Columbus to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Columbus in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore San Miguel Chapel and Palace of the Governors. Get outdoors at Pecos National Historical Park and Valles Caldera National Preserve. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument (in Los Alamos), Abiquiu (Ghost Ranch, Georgia O'Keeffe: Welcome Center, & more) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, hike along Canyon Trail, and shop like a local with Keshi.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe travel site .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Santa Fe at 80°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abiquiu, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Canyon Trail, El Santuario de Chimayo, Valles Caldera National Preserve
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Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

6
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Philmont Scout Ranch. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Fort Union National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taos: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Red River (Horseback Riding Tours, Goose Lake Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, contemplate the long history of Blumenschein Home & Museum, make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals, and view the masterpieces at 203 Fine Art.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Taos online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, Taos is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Red River, Fort Union National Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Philmont Scout Ranch
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©

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