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 find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in August; daily highs in Amarillo reach 89°F and lows reach 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for 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.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Amarillo to Pagosa Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Pagosa Springs. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in August; daily highs in Pagosa Springs reach 77°F and lows reach 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

Parks Nature 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 where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip builder app .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
Plan a trip to Durango easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

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, daytime highs in Durango are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to 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.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Silverton itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Durango to Silverton with the Route module. When traveling from Durango in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Silverton: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 49°F at night. 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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park route planning app .

Explore your travel options from Silverton to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Silverton in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park: highs are around 85°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature
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. For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Junction road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Grand Junction. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Museums Childrens 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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip maker website .

You can drive from Grand Junction to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Junction in August: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 77°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Wildlife

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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for 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.
On the 8th (Wed), trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes.

Make your Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. When traveling from Breckenridge in August, plan for much hotter days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 89°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 56°F. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a tour by water with Raft Masters and then take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canon City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Canon City, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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 ©
For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve road trip website .

Explore your travel options from Canon City to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Canon City in August, things will get slightly colder in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve: highs are around 80°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Taos.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Nature Outdoors
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.
To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Taos tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Taos. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can 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 see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bernalillo trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Taos to Bernalillo with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Taos in August: high temperatures in Bernalillo hover around 86°F and lows are around 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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