11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
2
Denver
— 1 night
3
Moab
— 1 night
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
5
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 14th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park travel route builder app.

Appleton to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Appleton to Rocky Mountain National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Appleton in April: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Lake
Highlights from your plan
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
East Inlet Trail ©
East Inlet Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenlook for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax, thentake a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax ©
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for gifts at Gearheads Outdoor Store, grab your bike and head to Slickrock Bike Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, thenshop like a local with Tom Till Gallery, and finally stroll through Negro Bill Canyon Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moab holiday maker app.

Fly from Denver to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in April, you will find days in Moab are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Gallery Moab LCA ©
Gallery Moab LCA
Tom Till Gallery ©
Tom Till Gallery

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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 18th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, thenexplore and take pictures at Ruins Road, thenhike along Petroglyph Point Hike, and finally trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Moab in April since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
On the 19th (Fri), stroll through Mosca Pass Trail and then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then walk around North Cheyenne Canon Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in April, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria, trek along Rim Trail, thenstop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairyland Loop Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and car from Colorado Springs to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Colorado Springs in April, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

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