10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Boulder
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h
3
Estes Park
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Golden
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
5
Morrison
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Denver
— Few hours
End: Denver

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Get in touch with nature at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Wild Animal Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Outlets at Castle Rock (in Castle Rock) and The Colorado Freedom Memorial (in Aurora). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, stop by Tattered Cover Bookstore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip builder tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. May in Denver sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Aurora, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Outlets at Castle Rock, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, make a trip to Pearl Street Mall, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Valmont Bike Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Denver to Boulder takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Boulder sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Valmont Bike Park ©
Valmont Bike Park
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery ©
Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Mountain Blown Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at Bear Necessities & Cubs, then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Boulder to Estes Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Snowy Peaks Winery ©
Snowy Peaks Winery

few
hours
Golden

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Cabrini Shrine and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Golden trip planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Golden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Morrison.

Things to do in Golden

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mother Cabrini Shrine ©
Mother Cabrini Shrine

few
hours
Morrison

Morrison ©
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Morrison day trip planner .

Morrison is just a short distance from Golden. In May, daily temperatures in Morrison can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Morrison

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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nights
Colorado Springs

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 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, then stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and finally explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Morrison to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

few
hours
Denver

Denver ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol, browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Denver online itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites
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Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Colorado State Capitol ©
Colorado State Capitol

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