8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Worth
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Lubbock
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Lubbock

1
day
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 9th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Dog Town, contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center, then appreciate the history behind Lubbock Veterans Memorial, and finally examine the collection at Science Spectrum Museum.

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Fort Worth to Lubbock is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Fort Worth in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lubbock, with lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Science Spectrum Museum ©
Science Spectrum Museum
Prairie Dog Town ©
Prairie Dog Town
National Ranching Heritage Center ©

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs route planner .

Traveling by flight from Lubbock to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lubbock in March, with highs in Colorado Springs at 57°F and lows at 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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 12th (Tue): cruise along High Road to Taos, then delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, then admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, and finally snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Taos online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Taos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Colorado Springs in March, expect little chillier with lows of 23°F in Taos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo

1
night
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 13th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe road trip planner .

You can drive from Taos to Santa Fe in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Taos in March, Santa Fe is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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

1
night
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 14th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at ABQ BioPark Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online itinerary builder .

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
ABQ BioPark Zoo ©
ABQ BioPark Zoo
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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