11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
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Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Arches National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Denver
— 2 nights
End: Denver

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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.
To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denver vacation planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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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): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

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You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow 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
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
On the 8th (Thu), explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is slightly colder at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Nature

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.
On the 9th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, cruise along Ruins Road, then steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Park Point, then 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 find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mesa Verde National Park. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in August, things will get a bit warmer in Mesa Verde National Park: highs are around 86°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery, trek along Moab Brand Trails, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Moab trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of 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 up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park day trip planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature
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.
Plan trip to Glenwood Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. While traveling from Arches National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Shopping Museums

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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.
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.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Breckenridge online attractions planner .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Breckenridge are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 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

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

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Denver

On the 15th (Thu), explore the galleries of Argo Mill and Tunnel, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of 16th Street Mall, and then meet the residents at Wild Animal Sanctuary.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Denver in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in August: highs in Denver hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

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