9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  9 h
1
Canon City
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Bus + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
5
Estes Park
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive, then stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Canon City is an approximately 9- hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Canon City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Canon City dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Canon City

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Canon City to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi ©
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Delicate Arch, and finally trek along Fiery Furnace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Arches National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. September in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Photography Tours

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