5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive
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Vernal
— 1 night
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Santa Fe

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then walk around Cathedral Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner.

Houston to Santa Fe is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Pagosa Springs

— 1 night
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then trek along Piedra River Trail, and then walk around Yamaguchi Park.

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Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Pagosa Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, expect Pagosa Springs to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Spas · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Junction

— 1 night
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour or see a game at Get Air At The Silo and then get curious at John McConnell Math and Science Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pagosa Springs to Grand Junction takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in May: high temperatures in Grand Junction hover around 73°F and lows are around 46°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Childrens Museums · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
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Vernal

— 1 night
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vernal holiday planning tool.

Getting from Grand Junction to Vernal by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Vernal, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 42°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Vernal

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.