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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, then stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pikes Peak.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Midland to Colorado Springs is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Midland to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

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Getting from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. October in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, then explore the striking landscape of Petroglyph National Monument, and finally see the interesting displays at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in October since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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Durango

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), explore the striking landscape of San Juan National Forest, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Columba Catholic Church, and then make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durango vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Durango takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In October, Durango is slightly colder than Albuquerque - with highs of 65°F and lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Silverton.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

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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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Island Lake and then take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Silverton road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Durango to Silverton takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Durango in October, expect nights in Silverton to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are slightly colder, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Silverton

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Island Lake ©
Island Lake

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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. On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine and then examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Silverton to Ouray takes 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.

Things to do in Ouray

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

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