USA: Mountain high to desert dry
Day 1-3 Scottsdale
Make sure to capture a panoramic view of the Sonoran Desert and explore the exciting outdoor activities that Scottsdale, Arizona has to offer. Take in the famed Arabian Horse Show, which features thousands of purebred horses, or visit Old Town, which will make you feel like you stepped into the Old West.
Transfers to Tucson 1h43m
Day 4-6 Tucson
Escape the winter and warm yourself in the self-styled city of sunshine. There are myriad natural and cultural attractions to occupy your time, including Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Mountain Park and Saguaro National Park, where the raw beauty of the desert collides with the rugged mountain ranges.
Transfers to Santa Fe 7h18m3h25m
Day 7-9 Santa Fe
Become one with nature and visit Santa Fe’s mountain country, where you can discover the jaw-dropping Native American Pueblos. You’ll see traditional adobe architecture lining crooked streets, many of which date from the time of the first Spanish colonists. Visit the most famous of these, the Palace of the Governors, which is also the oldest building in the whole of the USA.
Transfers to Denver 5h33m1h20m
Day 10-13 Denver
Hike up nearby mountain trails at beautiful Red Rocks Park near Denver if the Mile-High City just isn’t high enough. Enjoy the beautiful vistas, and then return to the city centre to take in art, culture and shopping at the Santa Fe Arts District, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Round out your visit at the Denver Art Museum, known for its spectacular collection of American Indian art.
Transfers to Vail 1h41m
Day 14-16 Vail
Pack up your skiing gear and visit the USA’s largest single-mountain resort, the Vail ski resort, boasting an impressive 5,289 skiable acres. After skiing up a storm, take a short jaunt out of town to enjoy hiking, climbing and camping in the Holy Cross and Eagles Nest Wilderness Areas.
Transfers to Aspen 1h54m