23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Arvada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Vail
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

6
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 in touch with nature at Trail Ridge Road and Denver Zoo. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Museum of Nature & Science make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Bear Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park), Spas & Wellness (in Estes Park) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Union Station, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Arvada.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Idaho Springs, Spas & Wellness
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Spas & Wellness
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

3
nights
Arvada

Arvada ©
The City of Arvada is a Home Rule Municipality located in Jefferson and Adams counties, a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area of the U.S. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Carousel of Happiness and Winter Park Resort. Step out of Arvada with an excursion to Guanella Pass in Georgetown--about 1h 25 min away.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Arvada online itinerary planner .

Arvada is just a short distance from Denver. August in Arvada sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Vail.

Things to do in Arvada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Winter Park Resort, Carousel of Happiness, River Rafting & Tubing, Guanella Pass
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Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

7
nights
Vail

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Visiting The Beach at Grand Lake and Hanging Lake Trail will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Vail Valley Escape Room. Explore Vail's surroundings by going to Glenwood Springs (Cooper Corner Gallery, Thermal Spas, & more), Tumble Bubbles (in Breckenridge) and South Park City Museum (in Fairplay). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, browse the collection at Granby Library, trot along with a tour on horseback, and admire all the interesting features of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vail trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Arvada to Vail in 2 hours. Traveling from Arvada in August, you will find days in Vail are cooler (19°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Vail Valley Escape Room, The Beach at Grand Lake, Tumble Bubbles
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River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

6
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Helen Hunt Falls. Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak, see where the action happens at Olympic Training Center, explore the galleries of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Vail to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Vail in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

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