7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Silverton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Midland

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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.
On the 4th (Fri), walk around Garden of the Gods, then stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip maker website .

Midland to Colorado Springs is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ©

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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.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, 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 maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe visit planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque online trip planner .

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 48°F in Albuquerque. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Durango.

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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Scenic Aperture Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Durango in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in October; daily highs in Durango reach 65°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Silverton.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango
Scenic Aperture Gallery ©
Scenic Aperture Gallery

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Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Route 550 Gifts and then admire all the interesting features of Million Dollar Highway.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Silverton trip builder app .

Drive from Durango to Silverton in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Durango, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Silverton, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

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Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Route 550 Gifts ©
Route 550 Gifts

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ouray journey planner.

You can drive from Silverton to Ouray in an hour. October in Ouray sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 37°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

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