16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Harrison
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 45​min
6
Rockbridge
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dallas

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Maroon Bells and Aspen Golf and Tennis Club. There's lots more to do: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and admire all the interesting features of Independence Pass.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aspen visit planning website .

Dallas to Aspen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Dallas to Aspen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, you will find days in Aspen are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are cooler (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Aspen

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 3rd (Mon), get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Canon City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Canon City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in September, things will get a bit warmer in Canon City: highs are around 83°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
On the 4th (Tue), stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in September, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Colorado Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Escape the urban bustle at Trail Ridge Road and Emerald Lake Trail. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak, take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and explore the activities along Dream Lake.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Harrison.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

1
day
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. On the 8th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Harrison trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Rocky Mountain National Park to Harrison with the Route module. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Harrison, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, Harrison is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Harrison

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Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River

1
day
Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): Head underground at Ash Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockbridge road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Harrison to Rockbridge takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Harrison in September, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Rockbridge. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ash Cave
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Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Relax by the water at Ponquogue Beach and Fire Island National Seashore. Step out of the city life by going to Cupsogue Beach County Park and Central Park Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, contemplate the waterfront views at The Pond, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, and do sightseeing your way with Narwhal Yacht Charters.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rockbridge to New York City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rockbridge in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Fire Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Narwhal Yacht Charters ©
Narwhal Yacht Charters

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