14 days in Denver, Santa Fe & Texas Itinerary

14 days in Denver, Santa Fe & Texas Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On your second day here, shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver road trip app.

Montreal, Canada to Denver is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Montreal to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Montreal, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then make a trip to Canyon Road, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, go for a walk through Keshi, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe road trip app.

Fly from Denver to Santa Fe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rockport Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Corpus Christi trip maker.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Corpus Christi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Corpus Christi. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect Corpus Christi to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Aransas Beach, Rockport Beach
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Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach

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South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island trip planner.

Drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Cockrell Butterfly Center, then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then make a trip to Water Wall.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Houston online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Houston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in July: highs in Houston hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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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 27th (Sat): take in the history at Mission San Jose, then explore the engaging exhibits at The DoSeum - San Antonio's Museum for Kids, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary site.

Drive from Houston to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary app.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, things will get little chillier in Fredericksburg: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally look for gifts at Waterloo Records.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Austin trip simple and quick.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Austin, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Dallas trip site.

Traveling by car from Austin to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dallas are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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