13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Buena Vista
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Canon City
— 3 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 15 min
End: Denver

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Denver

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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Hotel de Paris Museum (in Georgetown) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver online driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hotel de Paris Museum, Summit Lake Park
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get great views at Milner Pass, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, then take a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls. On the next day, stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, then admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 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 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

2
nights
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.
Horseback Riding Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and finally shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains and then get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, plan for cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 68°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

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nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Sundance and Friends, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Buena Vista River Park and then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Buena Vista, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Zipline

3
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Bridge and Park as well as Colorado Jeep Tours. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive, and hike along Tunnel Drive.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in July, with highs in Canon City at 90°F and lows at 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Colorado Jeep Tours ©
Colorado Jeep Tours

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