8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Denver
— Few hours
2
Estes Park
— 3 nights
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
5
Albuquerque
— Few hours

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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.
To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online trip builder.

Houston to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in July: high temperatures in Denver hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
You've now added Lily Mountain Trail to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake, Trail Ridge Road, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, and explore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Estes Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Ouzel  Falls ©
Ouzel Falls

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then stop by Old Colorado City. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and then admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs journey planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. When traveling from Estes Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Colorado Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, thenshop like a local with Mama's Minerals, thencontemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planning website.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around °F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums

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