33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
2
Taos
— 3 nights
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
4
Denver
— 4 nights
5
Durango
— 3 nights
6
Moab
— 2 nights
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
9
Las Vegas
— 5 nights

4
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.
Visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi for their historical value. Get outdoors at Canyon Trail and Bandelier National Monument. Step out of Santa Fe to go to Cerrillos and see Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, take in the exciting artwork at Rainbow Man, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner.

San Antonio to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in August; daily highs in Santa Fe reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Canyon Trail, Bandelier National Monument, Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden
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Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries

3
nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Appreciate the collections at Enchanted Circle Pottery and Kit Carson Home & Museum. Get some historical perspective at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Taos Pueblo. When in Taos, make a side trip to see Horseback Riding Tours in Red River, approximately Red River away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with Taos Clay Studio, see the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Taos travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in August; daily highs in Taos reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Enchanted Circle Pottery ©
Enchanted Circle Pottery
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church ©
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 9th (Sun), appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, thenshop like a local with Eagle Plume Trading Post, and finally stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Getting from Taos to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Taos in August, with highs in Rocky Mountain National Park at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock

4
nights
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.
Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Go for a jaunt from Denver to Georgetown to see Hotel de Paris Museum about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hotel de Paris Museum
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

3
nights
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.
The Anasazi Heritage Center and Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cliff Palace and Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, stroll through Purgatory Resort, and grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail.

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Getting from Denver to Durango by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Durango. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Anasazi Heritage Center, Cliff Palace, Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch and then stroll through Arches National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, see Off-Road Tours, thenlook for gifts at The T Shirt Shop, thentake in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durango to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Durango in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Double Arch
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Visiting Rim Trail and Peek-A-Boo Loop will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and get great views at Sunset Point.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park vacation planning website.

You can drive from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Moab - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

6
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Tusayan Museum and Yavapai Geology Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. There's much more to do: trek along North Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and take in a show at Hopi House.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In August in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum (in Boulder City). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, get curious at DISCOVERY Children's Museum, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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