12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, and then learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then engage your brain at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and finally look for gifts at Tinder Box Gourmet Popcorn.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Keystone trip maker website .

Minneapolis to Keystone is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Keystone, with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Prairie Berry Winery, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Keystone, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Miramont Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. On the next day, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Colorado Springs to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 97°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through White River National Forest, view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery, and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner .

Drive from Moab to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Moab in July, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be little chillier, around 50°F, while days are much colder, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Spas

Side Trip

White River National Forest
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get in touch with nature at Fish Creek Falls and Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Northwest Colorado and Holy Name Catholic Church. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Butcherknife Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs travel route planner .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of Northwest Colorado
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Fishing Charters & Tours

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