12 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Pagosa Springs
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Red River
— 1 night
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Fly to Cleveland, Train to Erie


Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

On the 16th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and get great views at Lookout Studio.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park journey website.

Erie to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Erie to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Erie in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Pagosa Springs.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Pagosa Springs — 2 nights

On the 19th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs At The Springs Resort, then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lantern Dancer, then delve into the distant past at Chimney Rock National Monument, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Pagosa Springs by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Red River.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Red River — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): cast your line with Turquoise Trout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red River Nature Trail, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Red River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in May, expect little chillier with lows of 28°F in Red River. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
Side Trip
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Colorado Springs — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs route maker tool.

You can drive from Red River to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Red River in May: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 68°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Side Trips

Denver — 2 nights

Mile-High City

On the 25th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally browse the different shops at 16th Street Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The International Church of Cannabis.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Denver are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to home.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.