15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 4 nights
2
Red Rock
— 1 night
3
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
4
Telluride
— 2 nights
5
Carbondale
— 2 nights
6
Aspen
— 3 nights

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Trail Ridge Road and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Estes Park (Estes Park Visitor Center & Photography Tours), Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Sheep Lakes & Many Parks Curve Overlook). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, examine the collection at Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Denver using our trip planner.

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Red Rock.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Idaho Springs, Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours

1
night
Red Rock

Red Rock ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, and then trek along Hunter Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Red Rock day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Red Rock. Traveling from Denver in July, expect Red Rock to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Red Rock

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Picacho
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Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

1
night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Gators Reptile Park and then get a taste of the local shopping with Crestone Artisans Gallery. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Dunes National Park and then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve travel planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Red Rock to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. When traveling from Red Rock in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Telluride.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosca, Crestone Artisans Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail
Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park

2
nights
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. On the 28th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park and then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls. Keep things going the next day: do some rugged touring at Ophir Pass Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valley Floor.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Telluride online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Telluride. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, you will find days in Telluride are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carbondale.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Dennis Weaver Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park ©
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park
Ophir Pass Trail ©
Ophir Pass Trail

2
nights
Carbondale

Carbondale ©
The Town of Carbondale is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Tue), center your mind and body at True Nature Healing Arts and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail. On the next day, hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carbondale day trip planning app.

You can drive from Telluride to Carbondale in 4 hours. While traveling from Telluride, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Carbondale, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Carbondale

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Rio Grande Trail
Highlights from your plan
True Nature Healing Arts ©
True Nature Healing Arts
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. There's more to do: cruise along Independence Pass.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Carbondale to Aspen takes an hour. Traveling from Carbondale in July, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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