16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Denver
— 4 nights
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Page
— Few hours
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Durango
— 1 night
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Grand Junction
— Few hours
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aspire Tours, Cherry Creek Shopping Center and Churchill Bar. Step out of the city life by going to Bear Lake and Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Do your shopping at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Pearl Street Mall. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Estes Park, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, catch a live event at Coors Field, and meet the residents at Downtown Aquarium.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Leeds, UK to Denver is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Leeds to Denver. When traveling from Leeds in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 7°C at night. You will leave for Ouray on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Estes Park, Pearl Street Mall, Bear Lake
Highlights from your plan
Aspire Tours ©
Aspire Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Ouray Hot Springs Pool to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and then test the waters at Ouray Hot Springs Pool.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ouray online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Denver to Ouray in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Denver in May, with highs in Ouray at 15°C and lows at 2°C. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Ouray Hot Springs Pool ©
Ouray Hot Springs Pool

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 19th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Mountain West, and then take a memorable drive along South Rim Road. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and then take a memorable drive along East Portal Road.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ouray in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park: highs are around 25°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards, Museum of the Mountain West
Highlights from your plan
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards ©
Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. You've now added Forrest Gump Point to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): trek along Wildcat Trail, look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design, and then make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 22nd (Tue), hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in May; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 23°C and lows reach 0°C. You will leave for Page on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Page

Page
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. You will leave for Durango on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

1
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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Page to Durango in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Page in May, plan for slightly colder days in Durango, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 1°C. You will leave for Grand Junction on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

few
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Grand Junction

Grand Junction
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Junction trip app.

Traveling by car from Durango to Grand Junction takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Grand Junction, with lows around 9°C. You will leave for Glenwood Springs on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

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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 24th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in May, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are colder (9°C), and nights are slightly colder (0°C). You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Sioux Villa Curio ©
Sioux Villa Curio

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Denver

Denver ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Flatirons and then don't miss a visit to Pearl Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain and then catch a live event at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denver online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in May: high temperatures in Denver hover around 22°C and lows are around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Denver

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Boulder, Lookout Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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