8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— Few hours
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
4
Colorado Springs
— Few hours
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— Few hours

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Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planning tool.

Houston to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Denver is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wild Basin Area and Chapel on the Rock. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Emerald Lake Trail and Ouzel Falls. There's lots more to do: hike along Cub Lake Trail, stroll through Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. July in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cub Lake Trail ©
Cub Lake Trail
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area

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Denver

Denver ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, then see the interesting displays at Georgetown Firefighting Museum, then do a tasting at The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery, and finally walk around City Park - Denver. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Georgetown Firefighting Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Georgetown Firefighting Museum ©
Georgetown Firefighting Museum
The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery ©
The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery

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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.
To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife

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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 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, then make a trip to Lacuna Galleries, and finally see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe online itinerary maker.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
New Mexico Museum of Art ©
New Mexico Museum of Art

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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 15th (Wed), examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, take an in-depth tour of New Mexico Veterans' Memorial, Albuquerque, and then hike along La Luz Trail.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque journey planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan

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