6 days in Amarillo, Denver & Santa Fe Itinerary

6 days in Amarillo, Denver & Santa Fe Itinerary

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6 days in Amarillo, Denver & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3​h
1
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, and then stop by Cavender's Boot City. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Texas Panhandle War Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Helium Monument, then explore the engaging exhibits at Don Harrington Discovery Center, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo online trip planner .

Dallas to Amarillo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Amarillo, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Amarillo

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Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then enjoy some music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

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You can fly from Amarillo to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in July; daily highs in Denver reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then make a trip to Meow Wolf, and finally see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. July in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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