8 days in Amarillo, Los Alamos & Durango Itinerary

8 days in Amarillo, Los Alamos & Durango Itinerary

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Amarillo
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Los Alamos
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Durango
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Amarillo — 1 night

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tascosa Drive-in Theater, Cadillac Ranch and U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a stroll through U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District, watch a film at Tascosa Drive-in Theater, then get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, then examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

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Broken Bow to Amarillo is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Broken Bow in June, Amarillo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Alamos.
Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Neighborhoods
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Los Alamos — 1 night

Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. The town is located on four mesas of the Pajarito Plateau, and has a population of 12,019. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Jemez Mountains, get curious at Bradbury Science Museum, and then stroll around Ashley Pond Park.

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Getting from Amarillo to Los Alamos by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Los Alamos is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amarillo in June, you will find days in Los Alamos are little chillier (82°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums
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Durango — 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Balcony House and Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Visiting Off-Road Tours and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Explore Durango's surroundings by going to Cliff Palace (in Mesa Verde National Park) and Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durango Craft Spirits, and don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

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You can drive from Los Alamos to Durango in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Durango when traveling from Los Alamos in June, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure
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