12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Glenwood Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Vail
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Estes Park
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
7
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
9
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
10
Boulder
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
11
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
12
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
13
Snowmass Village
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h
End: Denver

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nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Washington Park, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Confluence Park, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, stroll around Cheesman Park, thentour or see a game at Pepsi Center, thendon't miss a visit to Larimer Square, and finally walk around Confluence Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. In May, daytime highs in Denver are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Shopping Nightlife
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Washington Park ©
Washington Park
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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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.
You've now added Hanging Lake Trail to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

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You can drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Denver in May, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are much colder (46°F), and nights are a bit cooler (33°F). On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vail.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
You've now added Vail Mountain Resort to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vail trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Vail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Vail sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort

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Denver

Denver ©
You've now added Park meadows mall to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): browse the different shops at Park meadows mall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Vail to Denver in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Vail in May, plan for much hotter days in Denver, with highs around 66°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping

Side Trip

Park meadows mall
Highlights from your plan
Park meadows mall ©
Park meadows mall

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stanley Hotel Tour. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): join in the after-dark buzz at Stanley Hotel Tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park online holiday planner.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nightlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Hotel Tour ©
Stanley Hotel Tour

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Emerald Lake Trail. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short distance from Estes Park. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

1
night
Denver

Denver
For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Denver tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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day
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 23rd (Thu), stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip planning website.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

1
night
Denver

Denver
To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Boulder on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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hours
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pearl Street Mall as well as University of Colorado at Boulder. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, thenbrowse the different shops at Pearl Street Mall, and then deepen your understanding at University of Colorado at Boulder.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulder journey maker website.

Boulder is just a short distance from Denver. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
University of Colorado at Boulder ©
University of Colorado at Boulder

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Denver

Denver ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Park - Denver as well as Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with The Source. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver online trip planner.

Denver is just a short distance from Boulder. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Nightlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Highlights from your plan
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
City Park - Denver ©
City Park - Denver

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Steamboat Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in May, things will get slightly colder in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 61°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature Parks

few
hours
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Snowmass Village Hiking Trails.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Snowmass Village travel planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Snowmass Village in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Snowmass Village can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks Outdoors Trails

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