12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Moab
1
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dillon
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Denver
— 2 nights
End: Denver

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Moab trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Moab. In August, daytime highs in Moab are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

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Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall and then take a memorable drive along South Rim Road.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Moab to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park at 85°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

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Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall

2
nights
Dillon

The Town of Dillon is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the activities along Dillon Reservoir. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Winter Park Resort.

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You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Dillon in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in August, expect nights in Dillon to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are much colder, around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Dillon

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Frisco, Winter Park Resort
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River Rafting & Tubing
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

1
night
Breckenridge

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.
On the 8th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Epic Discovery at Breck.

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Breckenridge is very close to Dillon. In August, daytime highs in Breckenridge are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Main Street ©
Main Street

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Fri), stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, then take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, and finally explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes.

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You can drive from Breckenridge to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Breckenridge in August, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are much warmer (89°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path, then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, and then take in breathtaking views at Eldorado Canyon.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Boulder online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Boulder takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Denver.

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Flatirons ©
Flatirons

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denver route planning tool .

Denver is very close to Boulder. In August, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Adventure Nature

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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