8 days in Amarillo, Los Alamos & Durango Itinerary

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Amarillo
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Los Alamos
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Durango
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Amarillo — 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Route 66 Historic District, catch a movie at Tascosa Drive-in Theater, then take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and finally make a trip to Cadillac Ranch.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amarillo day trip planner.

Broken Bow to Amarillo is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Amarillo when traveling from Broken Bow in October, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Alamos.
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Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Neighborhoods
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Los Alamos — 1 night

Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. The town is located on four mesas of the Pajarito Plateau, and has a population of 12,019. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Jemez Mountains, then engage your brain at Bradbury Science Museum, and then walk around Ashley Pond Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Alamos trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Los Alamos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amarillo in October, you will find days in Los Alamos are little chillier (63°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.
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Durango — 4 nights

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Popular historic sites such as Cliff Palace and Balcony House are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Zipline and Durango Wildlife Museum and Fish Hatchery. Take a break from Durango with a short trip to Million Dollar Highway in Silverton, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see Off-Road Tours, and sample the fine beverages at Durango Craft Spirits.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Durango trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Los Alamos to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Alamos in October since evenings lows in Durango dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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