22 days in Colorado, Montana & Delaware Itinerary

22 days in Colorado, Montana & Delaware Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 4 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Bozeman, Fly to Rehoboth Beach
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— 3 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista), Cañon City (Skyline Drive & River Rafting & Tubing) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and get a taste of the local shopping with Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs route builder app.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Denver

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & The Soap Shop) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Chasm Falls). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park travel route site.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Estes Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to West Glacier.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (St.Mary Falls, Virginia Falls, &more). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Trail of the Cedars, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier holiday planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to West Glacier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in June: high temperatures in West Glacier hover around 75°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 4 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). There's much more to do: stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and stop by Send it Home.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip maker.

Drive from West Glacier to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from West Glacier in July, things will get a bit cooler in West Yellowstone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach

— 3 nights

Nation's Summer Capital

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
Rehoboth Beach is known for theme parks, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Beach Time Distilling, kick back and relax at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Hopkins Farm Creamery.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rehoboth Beach vacation website.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Rehoboth Beach by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from West Yellowstone in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Rehoboth Beach: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.