11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— Few hours
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
3
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
5
Moab
— 1 night
6
Arches National Park
— Few hours
7
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
8
Breckenridge
— 1 night
9
Denver
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver sightseeing planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Denver. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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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 6th (Tue): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip planning app.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
On the 8th (Thu), admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in August since evenings lows in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, explore and take pictures at Ruins Road, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Park Point, explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, then don't miss a visit to Step House, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mesa Verde National Park. In August, Mesa Verde National Park is somewhat warmer than Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve - with highs of 86°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 11th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery, then trek along Moab Brand Trails, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip planning site.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 92°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Tom Till Gallery ©
Tom Till Gallery

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Moab to Arches National Park takes an hour. August in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Arches National Park in August, plan for much colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 64°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cooper Corner Gallery ©
Cooper Corner Gallery

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Frisco Historic Park and Museum and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Frisco Historic Park and Museum, South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Room Escape Games

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Denver

Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Argo Mill and Tunnel, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dinosaur Ridge. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then get to know the resident critters at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver route app.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Denver: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Dinosaur Ridge, The Wild Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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