13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Cody
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Coors Field and then ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary maker website .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
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 4th (Thu), trek along Emerald Lake Trail, take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning site .

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

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 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll through Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Aspen day trip website .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in July: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 32°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Taggart Lake, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then make a trip to Town Square, and finally view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip website .

You can fly from Aspen to Jackson Hole in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Jackson Hole when traveling from Aspen in July, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

4
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cody: Yellowstone National Park (Artist Point, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, & more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, don't miss a visit to Pahaska Tepee, and take a peaceful walk through Shoshone National Forest.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cody trip site .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Cody takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cody when traveling from Jackson Hole in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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