12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Fort Collins
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

4
nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. Do some cultural sightseeing at Benson Park Sculpture Garden and Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Collins side-trips: Cheyenne (Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Wyoming State Museum, & more) and Old Fall River Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing, learn about winemaking at Lost Prairie Winery, admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden, and explore by horseback at Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fort Collins day trip tool .

Philadelphia to Fort Collins is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Fort Collins dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cheyenne, Old Fall River Road, Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
New Belgium Brewing ©
New Belgium Brewing
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space ©
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Creek Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Mount Sanitas Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Humane Society of Boulder Valley, then engage your brain at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Left Hand Brewing Company.

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Getting from Fort Collins to Boulder by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Left Hand Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Humane Society of Boulder Valley ©
Humane Society of Boulder Valley
Left Hand Brewing Company ©
Left Hand Brewing Company

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy some music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall, and finally browse the exhibits of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

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Denver is just a short distance from Boulder. In August, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

3
nights
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at South Park City Museum and Temple Israel. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Independence Pass. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Main Street, get answers to all your questions at Breckenridge Welcome Center, take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Forest, and sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge vacation maker website .

Getting from Denver to Breckenridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

South Park City Museum, Independence Pass, Temple Israel, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

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