7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  3​h
1
Lubbock
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Shiprock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Austin

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Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at National Ranching Heritage Center, then examine the collection at American Wind Power Center, and then see the interesting displays at Science Spectrum Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Lubbock journey maker tool .

Austin to Lubbock is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in May, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Lubbock. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Historic Sites
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National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
Science Spectrum Museum ©
Science Spectrum Museum

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then hike along Wildcat Trail, and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Sandstone Tours, explore and take pictures at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip planning site .

Getting from Lubbock to Monument Valley by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lubbock in May, things will get little chillier in Monument Valley: highs are around 74°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Shiprock.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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nights
Shiprock

Shiprock ©
Shiprock is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States, on the Navajo reservation. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, appreciate the history behind Four Corners Monument, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Shiprock Rock Formation. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, don't miss a visit to Park Point, then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, and finally delve into the distant past at Balcony House.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Shiprock itinerary builder app .

Getting from Monument Valley to Shiprock by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Shiprock

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Four Corners Monument
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Shiprock Rock Formation ©
Shiprock Rock Formation
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Four Corners Monument ©
Four Corners Monument

2
nights
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Scenic Aperture Gallery, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, then explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and finally hike along Animas River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Shiprock to Durango takes 1.5 hours. In May, Durango is slightly colder than Shiprock - with highs of 68°F and lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

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