17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Alamosa
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Cortez
— 4 nights
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Santa Fe

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe travel planner.

Phoenix to Santa Fe is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: highs in Santa Fe hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Alamosa.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Alamosa

— 3 nights
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Great Sand Dunes National Park to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Dunes National Park, then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek, and then admire the sheer force of Zapata Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alamosa attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Alamosa takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in June, with highs in Alamosa at 83°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Alamosa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): trek along Seven Bridges Trail, then get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek Nature Center, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cheyenne Mountain State Park and then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs sightseeing tool.

Getting from Alamosa to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Alamosa in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, explore the activities along Evergreen Lake, take an in-depth tour of Morrison Natural History Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Falcon Castle Trail, and finally cruise along Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Mesa Trail, admire the majestic nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park, then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Denver visit planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Grand Junction

— 2 nights
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. On the 30th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway, explore by horseback at The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area, and then admire the majestic nature at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Tabeguache Trail, trek along Kokopelli's Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary's Loop, then trek along Devils Canyon Hiking Trails, and finally stroll through Colorado National Monument.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Junction road trip website.

You can fly from Denver to Grand Junction in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in June: highs in Grand Junction hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandstaff Canyon Trail, then trek along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, and finally explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then hike along Balanced Rock Trail, and finally hike along Park Avenue Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Moab online holiday builder.

Getting from Grand Junction to Moab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Cortez

— 4 nights
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Long House and Canyon Trails Ranch Guided Horse Tours. Explore Cortez's surroundings by going to Four Corners Monument (in Teec Nos Pos), Mesa Verde National Park (Step House, Petroglyph Point Hike, &more) and Durango (Rotary Park, Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, &more). The adventure continues: trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, get answers to all your questions at Cortez Cultural Center, admire the masterpieces at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, and see the interesting displays at Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum..

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Cortez itinerary maker app.

Getting from Moab to Cortez by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Moab in July, things will get slightly colder in Cortez: highs are around 90°F and lows about 56°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cortez

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.