13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  14​h 30​min
1
Custer
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
2
Denver
— 1 night
3
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
End: Bristol

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 17th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Custer road trip website .

Bristol, UK to Custer is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bristol to Custer. In September, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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 19th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore and take pictures at Coors Field, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Denver travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Custer to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in September: high temperatures in Denver hover around 30°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

2
nights
Denver

Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

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Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 22nd (Sun), admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, then stroll through Garden of the Gods, then meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Canon City road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then relax and rejuvenate at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista road trip planner .

Getting from Canon City to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Canon City in September, with highs in Buena Vista at 26°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Buena Vista River Park ©
Buena Vista River Park
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

1
night
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 25th (Wed): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aspen attractions planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Aspen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
day
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 26th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then get great views at Inspiration Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park visit planner .

You can drive from Aspen to Bryce Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In September in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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