11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  10​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Crestone
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Cortez
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Montrose
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
New Castle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Longmont
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Kansas City

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pikes Peak as well as Seven Falls. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): go for a walk through Pikes Peak and then admire the sheer force of Seven Falls.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs tour planning site .

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in June, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Crestone.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

1
night
Crestone

Crestone ©
The Town of Crestone is a Statutory Town in Saguache County, Colorado, United States. You've now added High Dune Trail to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Crestone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Crestone takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect Crestone to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Crestone

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

High Dune Trail
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High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

2
nights
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cortez itinerary app .

Drive from Crestone to Cortez in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Crestone in June, expect nights in Cortez to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Montrose.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Historic Downtown Durango, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

2
nights
Montrose

Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Montrose vacation planner .

You can drive from Cortez to Montrose in 3 hours. Traveling from Cortez in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Montrose, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to New Castle.

Things to do in Montrose

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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1
night
New Castle

New Castle
The Town of New Castle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Castle online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Montrose to New Castle takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in New Castle are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 13th (Thu), you're off toLongmont.

Things to do in New Castle

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Longmont

Longmont ©
The City of Longmont is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder and Weld counties of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rapid Transit Rafting as well as Emerald Lake Trail. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): relax and float downstream with Rapid Transit Rafting. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Longmont trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from New Castle to Longmont in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Longmont

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Rapid Transit Rafting, Emerald Lake Trail
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Rapid Transit Rafting ©
Rapid Transit Rafting
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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