16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Fly
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fort Collins
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hulett
— 1 night
Drive
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Devils Tower
Drive
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Laramie
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Denver attractions planner.

Philadelphia to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Colorado Springs

— 4 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Junction

— 2 nights
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 reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction trip site.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Grand Junction takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Junction, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. You will leave for Fort Collins on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries

Fort Collins

— 4 nights
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Go for a jaunt from Fort Collins to Denver to see Denver Museum of Nature & Science about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cache La Poudre River.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fort Collins trip tool.

Getting from Grand Junction to Fort Collins by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Grand Junction in August since evenings lows in Fort Collins dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rapid City.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): cruise along Needles Highway and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wind Cave National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Cosmos Mystery Area.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hulett.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hulett

— 1 night
Hulett is a town in Crook County, Wyoming, United States. Discover how to plan a Hulett trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Rapid City to Hulett in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hulett are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll set off for Devils Tower on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Hulett

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Devils Tower

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
On the 28th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Wind Circles.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Devils Tower vacation maker website.

Devils Tower is just a short distance from Hulett. August in Devils Tower sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Laramie.

Laramie

Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Laramie trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Laramie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Devils Tower in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Laramie, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Laramie

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Laramie to Denver in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Laramie in August, expect Denver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 58°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.