18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Loveland
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Moab
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Denver

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denver tour builder app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Loveland.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

few
hours
Loveland

Loveland ©
The City of Loveland is the Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous municipality in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, and then look for gifts at Colorado Cherry Company.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Loveland visit planner.

Drive from Denver to Loveland in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Loveland, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Loveland

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

New Belgium Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Colorado Cherry Company ©
Colorado Cherry Company

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa, thenlearn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, and then wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Junction itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Loveland to Grand Junction takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Meadery of the Rockies
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

6
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, about 38 minutes away. On the 21st (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 24th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy, and take in the dramatic natural features at Courthouse Towers.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Moab online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Grand Junction to Moab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
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. Monument Valley is known for nature, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design, see Off-Road Tours, and see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get a bit cooler in Monument Valley: highs are around 36°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thenmake a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Durango online route planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Durango takes 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in August, with highs in Durango at 32°C and lows at 12°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve tour planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Durango to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Durango in August, plan for little chillier nights in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in August since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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