7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Arvada
— 1 night
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night
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Crested Butte
— 1 night
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Arvada

— 1 night
The City of Arvada is a Home Rule Municipality located in Jefferson and Adams counties, a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area of the U.S. State of Colorado. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Penzeys Spices, wander the streets of Historic Olde Town Arvada, and then browse for treasures at Brass Armadillo Antique Mall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Arvada attractions planner.

Denver to Arvada is an approximately half hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Arvada

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Canyon Road Contemporary Art.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santa Fe using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Arvada to Santa Fe with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Pagosa Springs

— 1 night
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, then ride a horse along Diamond Hitch Stables, then hike along Piedra River Trail, and finally shop like a local with Lantern Dancer.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Santa Fe to Pagosa Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In August, Pagosa Springs is little chillier than Santa Fe - with highs of 77°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Durango

— 1 night
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 13th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Scenic Aperture Gallery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Durango road trip tool.

Take a shuttle from Pagosa Springs to Durango in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Durango are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Crested Butte

— 1 night
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Union Congregational Church, admire all the interesting features of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, then sample the fine beverages at Montanya Distillers, and finally cruise along Kebler Pass.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Crested Butte trip itinerary site.

Drive from Durango to Crested Butte in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Durango in August, with highs in Crested Butte at 75°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.