10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
3
Durango
— 2 nights
4
Denver
— 4 nights

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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.
To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park online itinerary planner.

Dallas to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, with lows of °F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Tours

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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 9th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip planning website.

You can fly from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in August; daily highs in Santa Fe reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Colorado Trail, thenexplore the galleries of Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, and then grab your bike and head to Rotary Park. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, thenhead outdoors with Duranglers Flies and Supplies, thendo a tasting at Four Leaves Winery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durango Craft Spirits.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Durango online attractions planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Durango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, plan for little chillier nights in Durango, with lows around °F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Four Leaves Winery ©
Four Leaves Winery
Duranglers Flies and Supplies ©
Duranglers Flies and Supplies

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and Mesa Trail. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Trinity United Methodist Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Boulder (Mount Sanitas Trail & Boulder Creek Path). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards, put a fun spin on your tour with Denver Inside and Out, examine the collection at Denver Firefighters Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver travel route planner.

Getting from Durango to Denver by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Denver when traveling from Durango in August, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Boulder, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Spas

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