11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Denver
— 4 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Telluride
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Durango
— 1 night
Drive
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Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive

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Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

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 day by day itinerary now includes University of Colorado at Boulder as well as Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. When in Denver, make a side trip to see Pikes Peak - America's Mountain in Cascade, approximately Cascade away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Denver tour itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Denver. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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 29th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park online attractions planner.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Estes Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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 next day, hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in July, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are much colder (68°F), and nights are a bit cooler (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Telluride

— 1 night
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Start your trip to Telluride by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Telluride by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Telluride to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 day
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Long House, then don't miss a visit to Step House, and then trek along Petroglyph Point Hike.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary website.

Getting from Telluride to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Telluride in July, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Durango travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. July in Durango sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Amarillo.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amarillo trip planner.

Fly from Durango to Amarillo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, taxi, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Durango in July: high temperatures in Amarillo hover around 92°F and lows are around 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.