12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Glenwood Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Vail
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Estes Park
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
9
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Boulder
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
12
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
13
Snowmass Village
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
End: Denver

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nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Washington Park, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Confluence Park, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Cheesman Park, enjoy some music at Pepsi Center, then don't miss a visit to Larimer Square, and finally walk around Confluence Park.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. In May, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Shopping Fun & Games
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Washington Park ©
Washington Park
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hanging Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs attractions planner.

Getting from Denver to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Denver, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Vail.

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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Vail Mountain Resort has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vail online road trip planner .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Vail in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Vail sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Denver.

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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort

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Denver

Denver ©
Park meadows mall has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Park meadows mall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Vail to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Vail in May: highs in Denver hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping

Side Trip

Park meadows mall
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Park meadows mall ©
Park meadows mall

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Estes Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stanley Hotel Tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nightlife Tours

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hours
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Emerald Lake Trail has been added to your itinerary.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park road trip app .

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short distance from Estes Park. May in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

1
night
Denver

Denver
For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
You've now added Pikes Peak to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Garden of the Gods and then explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak.

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Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

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night
Denver

Denver
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Denver road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. You will leave for Boulder on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pearl Street Mall as well as University of Colorado at Boulder. On the 25th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, buy something for everyone on your list at Pearl Street Mall, and then explore and take pictures at University of Colorado at Boulder.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Boulder travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Denver to Boulder takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Boulder are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
University of Colorado at Boulder ©
University of Colorado at Boulder

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Denver

Denver ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Park - Denver as well as Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at The Source. Here are some ideas for day two: catch a live performance at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Denver online vacation planner .

Denver is just a short distance from Boulder. On the 27th (Mon), you're off toSteamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Nightlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Highlights from your plan
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
City Park - Denver ©
City Park - Denver

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in May: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 61°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

few
hours
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Snowmass Village online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Snowmass Village in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Snowmass Village can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks Trails Outdoors

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