26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Durham
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Highlands
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 45 min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Buena Vista
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
8
Denver
— 5 nights
Drive:  28 h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 17th (Wed), stop by Mom's Sweet Shop, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): play a few rounds at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf, contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills trip maker app.

Philadelphia to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. In June in Kill Devil Hills, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nags Head, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
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Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Outer Banks Old Time Photos ©
Outer Banks Old Time Photos

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get curious at Museum of Life + Science, have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Durham, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durham Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Duke University, then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and finally take in the exciting artwork at FRANK Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Durham sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Kill Devil Hills to Durham takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In June in Durham, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

FRANK Gallery
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Urban Axes Durham ©
Urban Axes Durham
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Museum of Life + Science ©
Museum of Life + Science

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Biltmore, stop by Brian Boggs, and then explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Asheville travel route planner.

You can drive from Durham to Asheville in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Durham in June, plan for slightly colder days in Asheville, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

3
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 23rd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Bust Your Butt Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally view the masterpieces at The Bascom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at TJ Bailey's, then admire the sheer force of Glen Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Highlands sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Highlands in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. June in Highlands sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Shopping
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
TJ Bailey's ©
TJ Bailey's

5
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Maroon Bells, Rio Grande Trail, &more). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery, appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave, and have fun and explore at Glenwood Railroad Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs vacation planning site.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Highlands to Glenwood Springs in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Highlands to Glenwood Springs. Traveling from Highlands in June, expect Glenwood Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Step out of Buena Vista with an excursion to Independence Pass in Aspen--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Buena Vista holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Buena Vista hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Independence Pass
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Off-Road Tours

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 out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Canon City (Skyline Drive, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker website.

Getting from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canon City, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Hotel de Paris Museum (in Georgetown), Estes Park (Images of Rocky Mountain National Park & Rock Cut Brewing Company) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

Before you visit Denver, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Estes Park, Hotel de Paris Museum, Summit Lake Park, Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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