12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary planning website.

Philadelphia to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve when traveling from Philadelphia in September, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manitou Springs Incline and Glen Eyrie Castle. Visiting Helen Hunt Falls and Adventures Out West will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: work some fitness into your day at Memorial Park, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and kick your exploration up a notch at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Must see
Helen Hunt Falls
4.5
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Must see
Glen Eyrie Castle
4.5

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, and finally explore the activities along Lily Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alberta Falls
4.8
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Must see
Cub Lake Trail
4.4

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Loop Road and Artists’ Paintpots. Step off the beaten path and head to Biscuit Basin and Mystic Falls Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Back Basin, trek along Monument Geyser Basin, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and stroll through Natural Bridge Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, plan for cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 60°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grand Geyser
4.9
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Must see
Grand Loop Road
4.6

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