30 days in Colorado, New Mexico & Texas Itinerary

30 days in Colorado, New Mexico & Texas Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to Rocky Mountain National Park (Dream Lake & Bear Lake) and Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery, take in the dramatic natural features at Kruger Rock, and view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park travel itinerary planner.

Brookings to Estes Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brookings in November, expect nights in Estes Park to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Spas
Off-Road Tours

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Georgetown (Guanella Pass & Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

Start your trip to Denver by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Denver are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour ©
Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour
Guanella Pass ©
Guanella Pass

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nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

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.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail) and Ghost Town (in Cerrillos). And it doesn't end there: do some rugged touring at Santa Fe Mountain Adventures, see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and make a trip to Meow Wolf.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online travel route planner.

Drive from Denver to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Santa Fe Mountain Adventures ©
Santa Fe Mountain Adventures
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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Dallas

Dallas ©

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Wat Buddharatnaram). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, make a trip to Grassy Knoll, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dallas tour planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Dallas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, expect Dallas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Wimberley Zipline Adventures (in Wimberley) and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (in Fredericksburg). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Uncommon Objects, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Driskill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Austin attractions website.

Getting from Dallas to Austin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November in Austin, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wimberley Zipline Adventures ©
Wimberley Zipline Adventures
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to Fredericksburg (Pioneer Museum, National Museum of the Pacific War, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, and gain some tasty knowledge on Cottonwood Wine Tours.

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You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in San Antonio sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War

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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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, and stop by Old Colorado City.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Antonio, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure ©
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure

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