60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Bismarck
Drive:  5 h 45 min
1
Custer
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
2
Des Moines
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
3
Omaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Tulsa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Branson
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 45 min
10
Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
12
Natchez
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
15
San Antonio
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
16
Austin
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
17
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
18
El Paso
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
19
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
20
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Durango

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nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Sylvan Lake. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Change things up with these side-trips from Custer: Keystone (Presidential Trail & Breezy Point Picnic Area) and Elk Mountain Nature Trail (in Wind Cave National Park). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, take in the awesome beauty at Black Hills, Head underground at Jewel Cave National Monument, and take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Custer online itinerary planner.

Bismarck to Custer is an approximately 6- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bismarck to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bismarck in July, with highs in Custer at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Black Hills, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Elk Mountain Nature Trail, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

3
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Salisbury House and Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater. Des Moines Art Center and State Historical Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to High Trestle Trail, stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, cool off at Adventureland, and ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Des Moines road trip tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Des Moines in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Des Moines is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Custer in July; daily highs in Des Moines reach 86°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Omaha.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

High Trestle Trail, Adventureland
Highlights from your plan
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden ©
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Salisbury House ©
Salisbury House
Des Moines Art Center ©
Des Moines Art Center

2
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 9th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally gain insight at Kanesville Tabernacle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, view the masterpieces at Curbside Clothing, stop by Old Market, then take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaha day trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Des Moines to Omaha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kanesville Tabernacle
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Joslyn Art Museum ©
Joslyn Art Museum

3
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National WWI Museum and Memorial and The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and The Money Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, look and learn at The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station, and engage your brain at Science City.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City visit app.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Kansas City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Kansas City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

2
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens, wander the streets of Bricktown, then get curious at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, then engage your brain at Science Museum Oklahoma, and then take in the views from Skydance Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Oklahoma City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tulsa.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Oklahoma City Museum of Art ©
Oklahoma City Museum of Art

2
nights
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Gilcrease Museum, then grab your bike and head to Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area, then admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Holy Family Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tulsa online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Tulsa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Tulsa, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gilcrease Museum ©
Gilcrease Museum
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area ©
Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area

1
night
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave Park, view the masterpieces at The Birdcage, then stroll around Basin Spring Park, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally visit Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip builder site.

You can drive from Tulsa to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Tulsa in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Eureka Springs, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Onyx Cave Park ©
Onyx Cave Park
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, then get your game on at Hollywood Wax Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Moonshine Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Branson road trip website.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Branson in 1.5 hours. In July in Branson, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Museums Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Hollywood Wax Museum ©
Hollywood Wax Museum

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at World Bird Sanctuary, and finally identify plant and animal life at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and finally walk around Tilles Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip builder site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

World Bird Sanctuary, The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
World Bird Sanctuary ©
World Bird Sanctuary
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum

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nights
Memphis

Memphis
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Graceland and Sun Studio. Step out of the city life by going to Hampson Archeological Museum State Park and Grenada Lake. Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Enid Lake in Enid--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get engrossed in the history at Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Memphis online visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 74°F in Memphis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grenada Lake, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, Enid Lake
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To plan Hot Springs vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Memphis to Hot Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse ©
Fordyce Bathhouse
Zipline

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nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. St. Mary Basilica and Longwood are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Vicksburg National Military Park and Melrose are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Natchez: Clark Creek Natural Area (in Woodville), Vicksburg Bridge (in Vicksburg) and Saint Francisville (West Feliciana Historical Society Museum & The Myrtles Plantation). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Natchez trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Hot Springs to Natchez takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Natchez, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Saint Francisville, Clark Creek Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Clark Creek Natural Area ©
Clark Creek Natural Area

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 31st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, appreciate the history behind Urns of Justice, then take an in-depth tour of Acadian Cultural Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Acadian Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin Rookery, and finally stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip planner.

Traveling by car from Natchez to Lafayette takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In July in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Martin, Acadian Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some cultural insight at The National WWII Museum and Garden District. Get some historical perspective at French Quarter and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Slidell (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Therapy Charters), Covington (Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery & Tammany Trace) and Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip app.

You can drive from Lafayette to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lafayette in August, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 82°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Slidell, Covington, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Global Wildlife Center, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
The Alamo and The Guenther House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Natural Bridge Caverns and Comal River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Fredericksburg (St. Mary's Catholic Church, National Museum of the Pacific War, &more) and New Braunfels (Barn Pottery & Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo). There's much more to do: take in the history at Mission San Jose, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Texas State Capitol and The Driskill will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bullock Texas State History Museum and Wild About Music. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Austin online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Appreciate the collections at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and make a trip to Grassy Knoll.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dallas tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Austin to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Dallas, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District ©

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nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
Let the collections at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center and El Paso Museum of Art capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site and San Jacinto Plaza.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our El Paso trip planner.

You can fly from Dallas to El Paso in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to El Paso. Traveling from Dallas in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in El Paso, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site ©
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center ©
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center
El Paso Museum of Art ©
El Paso Museum of Art

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Step out of the city life by going to Bandelier National Monument and Cibola National Forest. Get a sense of the local culture at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, get engrossed in the history at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial, Albuquerque, and engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner.

You can drive from El Paso to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from El Paso in August, with highs in Albuquerque at 88°F and lows at 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a stroll through Canyon Road, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally stroll through Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Fe route website.

Traveling by bus from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Fe, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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