9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  6​h
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Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Silverton
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Aspen
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Colorado Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Canon City
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
13
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Taos
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
15
Bernalillo
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
End: Dallas

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Amarillo

Amarillo
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip itinerary planner.

Dallas to Amarillo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in August, with highs in Amarillo at 89°F and lows at 65°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks Museums Nature

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Treasure Falls, The Springs Resort & Spa and San Juan River Walk.

Plan my trip to Pagosa Springs with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Amarillo to Pagosa Springs by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Amarillo in August: high temperatures in Pagosa Springs hover around 77°F and lows are around 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in August: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Durango

Durango
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Durango online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Silverton.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Silverton

Silverton
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Silverton Historic Downtown to your itinerary.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Silverton online route planner .

You can drive from Durango to Silverton in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Durango in August, plan for slightly colder days in Silverton, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Silverton

Shopping

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip planner.

Drive from Silverton to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Silverton in August, with highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park at 85°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Junction vacation builder tool .

Getting from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Grand Junction by car takes about 2 hours. August in Grand Junction sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Childrens Museums Museums

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Plan my trip to Aspen with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Grand Junction to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in August, expect Aspen to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge road trip planning app .

You can drive from Aspen to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in August, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Emerald Lake Trail, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Breckenridge in August, expect nights in Rocky Mountain National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 56°F, while days are much warmer, around 89°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

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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.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Raft Masters as well as Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. On the 9th (Thu), relax and float downstream with Raft Masters and then identify plant and animal life at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Canon City travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canon City: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Raft Masters ©
Raft Masters
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canon City to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. In August, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is slightly colder than Canon City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Outdoors Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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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.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Taos trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Taos with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bernalillo.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites Museums

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Bernalillo

Bernalillo
Bernalillo is a town in Sandoval County, New Mexico, in the United States. To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Bernalillo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taos to Bernalillo takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Taos in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Bernalillo: highs are around 86°F and lows about 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bernalillo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

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