17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Peoria
Drive:  16​h
1
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 10 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Manhattan
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Peoria

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Snowy Peaks Winery, Downtown Estes Park, Tiny Town Miniature Golf, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery, walk around Estes Park Visitor Center, and look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Peoria to Estes Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Peoria to Estes Park. Traveling from Peoria in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Estes Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bear Lake, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Dancing Pines Distillery ©
Dancing Pines Distillery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver day trip planner .

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

10
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Olympic Training Center, World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame, and other attractions. Attractions like Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Arcade Amusements, Inc make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Canon City (Skyline Drive & The Abbey Events Complex), Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Falls, stroll around Red Rock Canyon, and go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip tool .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manhattan.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Canon City, Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

2
nights
Manhattan

Manhattan ©
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): engage your brain at Flint Hills Discovery Center and then do a tasting at Liquid Art Winery and Estate. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sunset Zoo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas State University Insect Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Kansas State University Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Manhattan trip itinerary app .

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Manhattan with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Manhattan due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in October since evenings lows in Manhattan dip to 45°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Manhattan

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Zoo ©
Sunset Zoo
Kansas State University Insect Zoo ©
Flint Hills Discovery Center ©
Flint Hills Discovery Center

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