11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Junction
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Alamosa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Denver

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day
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 find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denver journey planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. You'll set off for Glenwood Springs on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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night
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.
On the 11th (Sat), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Denver, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas
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Thermal Spas

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nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 11th (Sat), do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colorado National Monument, and then take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Junction trip itinerary website .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for much hotter days in Grand Junction, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Palisade, Colorado National Monument
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Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa

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nights
Durango

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durango Craft Spirits. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Columba Catholic Church, then take in the natural beauty of Trimble Hot Springs, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Durango vacation planner.

Getting from Grand Junction to Durango by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grand Junction in May, with highs in Durango at 68°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alamosa.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
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River Rafting & Tubing
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

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night
Alamosa

Alamosa ©
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Gators Reptile Park, take in the natural beauty of Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV, and then sample the tasty concoctions at San Luis Valley Brewing Company.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Alamosa online holiday maker .

Getting from Durango to Alamosa by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 32°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Alamosa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosca, Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV
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Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV ©
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planning website .

Getting from Alamosa to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Alamosa in May, with lows around 42°F. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City Historic District ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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