8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Orleans
Fly + Bus:  4 h
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Marfa
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: New Orleans

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and then get your game on at Escape Hunt. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Houston road trip site.

New Orleans to Houston is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Seawall
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

1
night
Marfa

Marfa ©
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marfa online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Houston to Marfa. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in July, with highs in Marfa at 87°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Marfa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Davis National Historic Site
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Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site

2
nights
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 8th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and then don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Marfa to Santa Fe in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marfa to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. July in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Enchanted Circle Pottery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Taos Mesa Brewing, then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and finally explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Taos trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in July, with highs in Taos at 83°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

1
night
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Kebler Pass and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Montanya Distillers.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Crested Butte road trip planning app.

You can drive from Taos to Crested Butte in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Scenic Drive Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors
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Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Montanya Distillers ©
Montanya Distillers

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