9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Ruidoso
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by Wind River Trading Company.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner .

Philadelphia to Santa Fe is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Santa Fe. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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

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Ruidoso

Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then appreciate the history behind Free Spirits at Noisy Water.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ruidoso route planning website .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Ruidoso in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ruidoso, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Ruidoso

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Horseback Riding Tours
Spas

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night
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then Head underground at Big Room.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Ruidoso to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ruidoso in July: high temperatures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park hover around 97°F and lows are around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, then browse the exhibits of The Alamo, and then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to San Antonio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to San Antonio is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in San Antonio

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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, meet the residents at Cameron Park Zoo, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, and finally stop by Magnolia Market at the Silos.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Waco trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Waco in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Waco are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
Magnolia Market at the Silos ©
Magnolia Market at the Silos
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument

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nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 2nd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and finally examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

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You can drive from Waco to Dallas in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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