9 days in New Mexico, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights


Santa Fe — 1 night

City Different

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf Santa Fe, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe journey planner.

Oklahoma City to Santa Fe is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Colorado Springs — 3 nights

Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and National Museum of World War II Aviation. There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, kick your exploration up a notch at Adventures Out West Pikes Peak Ziplines, and get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning website.

Fly from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
Side Trips
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. When traveling from Colorado Springs in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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New Mexico travel guide

Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Wyoming travel guide

Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.