14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Dallas
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Tucumcari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Chama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Farmington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Chinle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Cortez
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mexican Hat
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Tucumcari
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Dallas

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Tucumcari

Tucumcari
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at New Mexico Route 66 Museum, stop by Mother Road Old Time Photos, look for gifts at Tee Pee Curios, then take an in-depth tour of Tucumcari Historical Museum, and finally examine the collection at Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tucumcari holiday planner.

Dallas to Tucumcari is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Tucumcari is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect Tucumcari to be little chillier, temps between 85°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

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Tucumcari Historical Museum
Tucumcari Historical Museum
New Mexico Route 66 Museum ©
New Mexico Route 66 Museum
Tee Pee Curios
Tee Pee Curios

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Millicent Rogers Museum and El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Puye Cliff Dwellings (in Espanola) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, see the interesting displays at Harrell House of Natural Oddities, and learn about winemaking at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard.

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Traveling by car from Tucumcari to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tucumcari in September, with highs in Santa Fe at 79°F and lows at 50°F. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Chama.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

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San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, Millicent Rogers Museum, El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site, Puye Cliff Dwellings, Bradbury Science Museum
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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site ©

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Chama

Chama
Chama is a village in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chama trip builder.

Drive from Santa Fe to Chama in 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, you will find days in Chama are little chillier (68°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). You will leave for Farmington on the 16th (Sat).

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Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Farmington Museum, learn about winemaking at Wines of the San Juan, and then steep yourself in history at Balcony House.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Farmington trip generator.

Traveling by car from Chama to Farmington takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Chama in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Farmington, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. You will leave for Chinle on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Farmington

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

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Balcony House, Wines of the San Juan
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Wines of the San Juan
Wines of the San Juan
Farmington Museum
Farmington Museum

2
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Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Canyon del Muerto. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Sliding Rock Ruin, then explore the ancient world of Mummy Cave, and then delve into the distant past at Antelope House Ruin.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chinle custom trip planner.

Drive from Farmington to Chinle in 2.5 hours. In September, Chinle is slightly colder than Farmington - with highs of 76°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexican Hat.

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Mummy Cave ©
Mummy Cave
Canyon del Muerto
Canyon del Muerto

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Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Anasazi Heritage Center [museum] & Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center, and then explore the ancient world of Ute Mountain Tribal Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, cruise along Ruins Road, and then make a trip to Park Point.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cortez vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Chinle to Cortez in 2.5 hours. In September in Cortez, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 44°F at night. You will leave for Mexican Hat on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Anasazi Heritage Center [museum] & Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Park Point ©
Park Point

2
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Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Gods. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site, then stop by Twin Rocks Trading Post, then explore the striking landscape at Comb Ridge, and finally cruise along Moki Dugway.

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Traveling by car from Cortez to Mexican Hat takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cortez in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Mexican Hat. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Bluff, Moki Dugway
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Comb Ridge ©
Comb Ridge
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods

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Tucumcari

Tucumcari
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at Route 66 Townhouse Welcome Center & Gift Shop and then don't miss a visit to Murals of Tucumcari.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tucumcari itinerary maker.

Getting from Mexican Hat to Tucumcari by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexican Hat in September: high temperatures in Tucumcari hover around 85°F and lows are around 58°F. On the 24th (Sun), you're off tohome.

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