15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Moline
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Aurora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Estes Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Moline

3
nights
Aurora

Aurora ©
Aurora is a Home Rule Municipality in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dinosaur Ridge and Cherry Creek State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs), Black Hawk (Ameristar Casino Resort Spa & Lady Luck Casino) and Georgetown (Guanella Pass & Hotel de Paris Museum). There's much more to do: get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, examine the collection at Colorado Railroad Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Plains Conservation Center.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Aurora trip itinerary planner .

Moline to Aurora is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Aurora are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aurora

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Georgetown, Black Hawk, Summit Lake Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Colorado Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa ©
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Odell Brewing Company and Snowy Peaks Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Fall River Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Cache La Poudre Wilderness (in Livermore). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and get answers to all your questions at Estes Park Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Aurora to Estes Park in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Cache La Poudre Wilderness, Odell Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes
Odell Brewing Company ©
Odell Brewing Company
Snowy Peaks Winery ©
Snowy Peaks Winery

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Explore hidden gems such as Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge and Yampa River Botanic Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, stop by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and sample the tasty concoctions at Butcherknife Brewing Company.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Estes Park to Steamboat Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in September: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 72°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park
Spas & Wellness
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Linwood Cemetery are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vail Valley and Hanging Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Glenwood Springs: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Vail) and Aspen (The John Denver Sanctuary, Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, & more). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Sioux Villa Curio, explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planning app .

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in September, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Aspen, Vail, Marble Distilling Co., Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Spas & Wellness
Linwood Cemetery ©
Linwood Cemetery

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