11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Buffalo

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Go for a jaunt from Phoenix to Scottsdale to see Taliesin West about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, browse the exhibits of Desert Botanical Garden, and make a trip to On The Edge Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Phoenix online driving holiday planner .

Buffalo to Phoenix is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buffalo to Phoenix. Traveling from Buffalo in September, expect Phoenix to be much warmer, temps between 99°F and 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Taliesin West ©
Taliesin West

3
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.
Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Canon City and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and go for a walk through Pikes Peak.

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

Fly from Phoenix to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix in September, things will get much colder in Colorado Springs: highs are around 79°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver holiday planner .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

3
nights
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.
On the 18th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, get great views at Milner Pass, and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Bear Lake, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Estes Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

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