9 days in Las Vegas, Santa Fe & Boulder Itinerary

9 days in Las Vegas, Santa Fe & Boulder Itinerary

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9 days in Las Vegas, Santa Fe & Boulder Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Boulder
— 2 nights
bus + 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.
On the 24th (Sun), ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Spring Mountains Visitor Center and then take a stroll through The Strip.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday planner.

Chicago to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 103°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
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.
Canyon Road and Loretto Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Puye Cliff Dwellings. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs), Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos) and El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel, see the interesting displays at Harrell House of Natural Oddities, and explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Las Vegas to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Santa Fe is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Fe, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 30th (Sat), hike along Mount Sanitas Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Rabbit Mountain, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulder day trip planning website .

Getting from Santa Fe to Boulder by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Boulder, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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