13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Boulder
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Pueblo
— 1 day
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Junction
— Few hours

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Clyfford Still Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Forney Museum of Transportation. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and deepen your understanding at Colorado Railroad Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip builder site.

Philadelphia to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Philadelphia to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum ©
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Forney Museum of Transportation ©
Forney Museum of Transportation

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), hike along Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, then explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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Boulder

Boulder ©

Berkeley of the Rockies

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 9th (Thu): head outdoors with Rocky Mountain Anglers, identify plant and animal life at Humane Society of Boulder Valley, shop like a local with Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Creek Path, and finally trek along Sugarloaf Mountain.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Boulder trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Boulder takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Anglers ©
Rocky Mountain Anglers
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Humane Society of Boulder Valley ©
Humane Society of Boulder Valley

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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.
Glen Eyrie Castle and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boulder to Colorado Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pueblo.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glen Eyrie Castle ©
Glen Eyrie Castle
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Climbing Tours

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Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at El Pueblo History Museum, enjoy some music at Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, and finally take an in-depth tour of Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pueblo trip maker website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Pueblo by car takes about an hour. When traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pueblo: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Pueblo

Museums · Nature · Parks · Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center ©
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
El Pueblo History Museum ©
El Pueblo History Museum

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Little Medano Creek and then stroll through High Dune Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pueblo to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. In July, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is little chillier than Pueblo - with highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, trek along Spruce Canyon Trail, then don't miss a visit to Park Point, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Far View Sites, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park journey site.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Mesa Verde National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, expect Mesa Verde National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get great views at Warner Point, take a memorable drive along South Rim Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gunnison Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction sightseeing planner.

Drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Grand Junction in 2 hours. In July in Grand Junction, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 64°F at night. You will leave for home on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

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