10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Rawlins
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  19​h
6
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Columbus

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sun), appreciate the views at Roaring Fork Valley and then hike along Grizzly Creek Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery and then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online sightseeing planner .

Columbus to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to Glenwood Springs. Expect colder weather when traveling from Columbus in September: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rawlins.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenwood Canyon
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Glenwood Canyon ©
Glenwood Canyon
Linwood Cemetery ©
Linwood Cemetery

1
day
Rawlins

Rawlins ©
Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Wyoming Frontier Prison and then take an in-depth tour of Carbon County Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rawlins trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Rawlins takes 4 hours. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rawlins, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rawlins

Museums Historic Sites
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Wyoming Frontier Prison ©
Wyoming Frontier Prison
Carbon County Museum ©
Carbon County Museum

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night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Rawlins to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Rawlins - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District, then contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 79°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 15th (Sat), cruise along Skyline Drive and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Canon City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook and then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, then stroll through Highline Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Canon City to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Canon City in September, with highs in Glacier National Park at 70°F and lows at 40°F. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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