21 days in Western US & Amarillo Itinerary

21 days in Western US & Amarillo Itinerary

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21 days in Western US & Amarillo Itinerary

Start: Whitefish
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Livingston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Billings
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Estes Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Santa Fe
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Taos
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  18​h 15​min
End: Dayton

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night
Livingston

Livingston
Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Livingston sightseeing site .

Whitefish to Livingston is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Livingston are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Billings.

Things to do in Livingston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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hours
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Bighorn Battlefield as well as Custer Battlefield Museum. On the 28th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Custer Battlefield Museum and then take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

Plan my day in Billings using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Livingston to Billings takes 2 hours. Traveling from Livingston in August, Billings is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Billings

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Custer Battlefield Museum, Little Bighorn Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo online road trip planner .

Drive from Billings to Buffalo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You'll set off for Estes Park on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Outdoors Nature

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nights
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.
You've now added Stanley Hotel Tour to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Holzwarth Historic Site & Bear Lake). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, stop by Brownfield's, and take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Blown Glass.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park driving holiday site .

Getting from Buffalo to Estes Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Estes Park are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Stanley Hotel Tour ©
Stanley Hotel Tour
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area

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hours
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.
Denver Art Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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night
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.
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. September in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), you're off toSanta Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Loretto Chapel and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Jemez Springs (Jemez Mountains & Valles Caldera National Preserve), Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail) and Los Alamos (Bandelier National Monument & Los Alamos Nature Center). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, take an in-depth tour of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Cochiti Pueblo, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Ojito Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

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nights
Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Get some historical perspective at Taos Pueblo and Fort Union National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Red River). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art, see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and take a memorable drive along Enchanted Circle Drive.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Taos tour planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Taos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Taos when traveling from Santa Fe in September, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Fort Union National Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

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night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Amarillo Zoo, see the interesting displays at American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, then make a trip to Second Amendment Cowboy, then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, and finally wander the streets of U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Taos to Amarillo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Taos in September, expect Amarillo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

VW Slug Bug Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

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