21 days in Western US & Amarillo Itinerary

21 days in Western US & Amarillo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Livingston
— 1 night
2
Billings
— Few hours
3
Buffalo
— 1 night
4
Estes Park
— 6 nights
5
Denver
— Few hours
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
7
Santa Fe
— 6 nights
8
Taos
— 3 nights
9
Amarillo
— 1 night

1
night
Livingston

Livingston
Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Livingston trip planning app.

Whitefish to Livingston is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You will leave for Billings on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Livingston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

few
hours
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Bighorn Battlefield as well as Custer Battlefield Museum. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Museum and then contemplate the long history of Little Bighorn Battlefield.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Billings planning app.

Drive from Livingston to Billings in 2 hours. Traveling from Livingston in August, Billings is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Billings

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Custer Battlefield Museum, Little Bighorn Battlefield
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Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Buffalo trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Billings to Buffalo in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Buffalo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Estes Park.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Museums Outdoors

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nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stanley Hotel Tour. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Holzwarth Historic Site & Bear Lake). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, look for gifts at Brownfield's, and shop like a local with Mountain Blown Glass.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park travel route planner.

Drive from Buffalo to Estes Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Estes Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nightlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Stanley Hotel Tour ©
Stanley Hotel Tour
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area

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hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Denver Art Museum. On the 4th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

1
night
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, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs sightseeing planner.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll set off for Santa Fe on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

6
nights
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.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park has been added to your itinerary. Canyon Road and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail), Jemez Springs (Jemez Mountains & Valles Caldera National Preserve) and Los Alamos (Bandelier National Monument & Los Alamos Nature Center). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Los Alamos, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Puye Cliff Dwellings
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

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nights
Taos

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Taos Pueblo and Blumenschein Home & Museum will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Taos: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire), Horseback Riding Tours (in Red River) and Fort Union National Monument (in Watrous). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, shop like a local with 203 Fine Art, and don't miss a visit to Taos Plaza.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Taos road trip planning website.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, Taos is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Horseback Riding Tours, Fort Union National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

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night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 14th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Amarillo Zoo, take in the exciting artwork at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, don't miss a visit to Second Amendment Cowboy, thendon't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch, and finally take a stroll through U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amarillo attractions planning site.

You can drive from Taos to Amarillo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Taos to Amarillo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taos in September; daily highs in Amarillo reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

VW Slug Bug Ranch
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Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum ©

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