13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
6
Rawlins
— 2 nights
Drive:  21​h
End: Columbus

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery and then hike along Grizzly Creek Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip tool .

Columbus to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to Glenwood Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Columbus in September, plan for much colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 59°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenwood Canyon
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Glenwood Canyon ©
Glenwood Canyon
Linwood Cemetery ©
Linwood Cemetery

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night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): hike along Tunnel Drive and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Canon City trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Canon City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Canon City: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip site .

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Canon City in September since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Artist Point, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Swiftcurrent Lake and Jackson Glacier Overlook. Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Highline Trail and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rawlins.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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nights
Rawlins

Rawlins ©
Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rawlins road trip website .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Rawlins takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rawlins can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 20th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rawlins

Museums Historic Sites
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Wyoming Frontier Prison ©
Wyoming Frontier Prison
Carbon County Museum ©
Carbon County Museum

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