19 days in Colorado, Maryland & New Jersey Itinerary

19 days in Colorado, Maryland & New Jersey Itinerary

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19 days in Colorado, Maryland & New Jersey Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
4
Sharpsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
St. Michaels
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 30​min
7
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Newark
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Pune

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then take an in-depth tour of Littleton Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, examine the collection at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Denver day trip planning tool .

Pune, India to Denver is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 12 hours. In May in Denver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Littleton Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs tour itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Commonwheel Artists Co-op
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, then hike along Prater Ridge Trail, and then explore the ancient world of Long House. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then trek along Spruce Canyon Trail, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Mesa Verde National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Sharpsburg.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Parks
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg ©
Sharpsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States, located approximately 13mi south of Hagerstown. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Antietam National Battlefield. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at C&O Canal National Historical Park, take an in-depth tour of Rural Heritage Museum, then don't miss a visit to Burnside's Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Tolson's Chapel.

Start your trip to Sharpsburg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mesa Verde National Park to Sharpsburg. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Sharpsburg. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sharpsburg, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Sharpsburg

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Tolson's Chapel ©
Tolson's Chapel

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Alphonsus Church, then admire the architecture and history at Fort McHenry National Monument, and finally try your luck at Horseshoe Casino. Keep things going the next day: take a tour of Historic Ships in Baltimore, then learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy, then steep yourself in history at Hammond-Harwood House, and finally see the interesting displays at Chase-Lloyd House.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Baltimore trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Sharpsburg to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sharpsburg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Baltimore, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to St. Michaels.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Annapolis
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U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
The Walters Art Museum ©
The Walters Art Museum

2
nights
St. Michaels

St. Michaels ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, see the interesting displays at Neild Museum and Herb Garden, then examine the collection at St. Michael's Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ouvert Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, visit a coastal fixture at 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Michaels online attractions planner .

Drive from Baltimore to St. Michaels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in St. Michaels are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in St. Michaels

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, Neild Museum and Herb Garden
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Cape May Lighthouse, learn about all things military at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Forgotten Warriors, then explore the galleries of World War II Lookout Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Cape May Fire Department Museum. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at East Point Lighthouse, examine the collection at Bayshore Center at Bivalve, then steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate, and finally contemplate the long history of Lucy the Elephant.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cape May holiday builder website .

Getting from St. Michaels to Cape May by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from St. Michaels in May, plan for slightly colder days in Cape May, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Newark.

Things to do in Cape May

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

East Point Lighthouse, Forgotten Warriors, Lucy the Elephant, Bayshore Center at Bivalve
Highlights from your plan
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
East Point Lighthouse ©
East Point Lighthouse
Bayshore Center at Bivalve ©
Bayshore Center at Bivalve

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nights
Newark

Newark ©
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 23rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then get engrossed in the history at Liberty Hall Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Newark trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Newark takes 2.5 hours. In May in Newark, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newark

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Princeton, Silverball Pinball Museum, Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple, Liberty Hall Museum, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
Highlights from your plan
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©

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