14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Boulder
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
End: London

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balistreri Vineyards and The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip app .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Denver due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Denver are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for Estes Park on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Denver

Wineries
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Balistreri Vineyards ©
Balistreri Vineyards

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nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Estes Park online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Strawberry Park Hot Springs
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Sprague Lake ©
Sprague Lake
Lily Lake ©
Lily Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs journey planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Estes Park in May, plan for much colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 9°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

West Elk Loop Scenic Byway
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West Elk Loop Scenic Byway ©
West Elk Loop Scenic Byway
Spas

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): hike along McCullough Gulch, then hit the slopes at Blue River Sports, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 9, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House. Keep things going the next day: hike along Booth Falls Trail, then grab your bike and head to Vail Recreation Path, and then fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Breckenridge trip builder site .

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Breckenridge by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in May, expect nights in Breckenridge to be little chillier, around 0°C, while days are much colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Vail, Frisco Adventure Park
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Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center and then get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Climbing Tours

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver visit planning website .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur Ridge
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Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Settler's Park and then trek along Royal Arch.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boulder day trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Boulder by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Settler's Park ©
Settler's Park

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