10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Quad City International Airport, Drive to Galesburg
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Galesburg
— 1 night
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Drive to Quad City International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Fort Collins
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Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Galesburg

Galesburg is a city in Knox County, Illinois, United States. To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galesburg trip planner.

New York City to Galesburg is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Galesburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, Galesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Galesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Fort Collins

Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fort Collins vacation tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Galesburg to Fort Collins. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Galesburg to Fort Collins due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fort Collins when traveling from Galesburg in August, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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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.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, shop like a local with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then get all the information you need at Estes Park Visitor Center, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the activities along Bear Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally get great views at Milner Pass.

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Rocky Mountain National Park is very close to Estes Park. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 3rd (Tue), get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Manitou Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Manitou Springs: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): gain insight at United States Air Force Academy and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, stroll around Garden of the Gods and then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

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Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. In September, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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