15 days in Tucson, Santa Fe & Denver Itinerary

15 days in Tucson, Santa Fe & Denver Itinerary

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Tucson

— 6 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colossal Cave Mountain Park and International Wildlife Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) and Vista Sun Wheel. Go for a jaunt from Tucson to Marana to see The Golf Club at Dove Mountain about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, shop like a local with Madaras Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, and take in breathtaking views at Madera Canyon.

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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic to Tucson is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Santiago de los Caballeros to Tucson due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Santiago de los Caballeros, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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.
On the 28th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Miguel Chapel. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Tucson to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tucson in July; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 36°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Denver

— 6 nights

Mile-High City

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Museum-lovers will appreciate History Colorado Center and Children's Museum of Denver. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Mini Incline (in Castle Rock) and Cussler Museum (in Arvada). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mines Museum of Earth Science, take an in-depth tour of Center for Colorado Women's History, admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Getting from Santa Fe to Denver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips