9 days in Las Vegas, Santa Fe & Boulder Itinerary

9 days in Las Vegas, Santa Fe & Boulder Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6 h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Boulder
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Spring Mountains Visitor Center and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder site.

Chicago to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (103°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyon Road and San Miguel Chapel. Visit El Santuario de Chimayo and Loretto Chapel for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Puye Cliff Dwellings (in Espanola), Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos) and Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum and examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe road trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Santa Fe is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in Santa Fe to be cooler, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Puye Cliff Dwellings, El Santuario de Chimayo, Bradbury Science Museum, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Millicent Rogers Museum
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

2
nights
Boulder

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hike along Mount Sanitas Trail, thenidentify plant and animal life at Rabbit Mountain Open Space, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock. On the next day, try your luck at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Start your trip to Boulder by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Boulder takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect nights in Boulder to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rabbit Mountain Open Space, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, Chapel on the Rock, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Rabbit Mountain Open Space ©
Rabbit Mountain Open Space

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