5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Draper
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Jensen
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
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Dinosaur
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Fruita
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
End: Draper

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Jensen

Jensen ©
Jensen is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. You've now added Dinosaur National Monument visitor center to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center, then explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center, and then contemplate the long history of Josie Morris Cabin. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Dinosaur National Monument.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Jensen visit planner .

Draper to Jensen is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Draper in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Jensen, with lows around 34°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Jensen

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dinosaur National Monument
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Dinosaur National Monument ©
Dinosaur National Monument

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Dinosaur

Dinosaur
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dinosaur travel route planning site .

Dinosaur is very close to Jensen. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 34°F. You'll set off for Glenwood Springs on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Dinosaur

Outdoors Parks Trails

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Glenwood Springs

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hanging Lake. On the 8th (Sun), look for gifts at Snowmass Sports, then see the interesting displays at Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, and then take in the natural beauty of Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, then see the interesting displays at Frontier Historical Museum, then look for gifts at Sioux Villa Curio, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Jensen to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Jensen in April: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park, then examine the collection at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Glenwood Springs to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, expect Denver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Cherry Creek State Park
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Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bishop Castle as well as Pikes Peak. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Bishop Castle, stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, then go for a walk through Pikes Peak, and finally see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bristol Brewing Company, and then admire the striking features of Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, expect Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 60°F and 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bishop Castle, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Garden of the Gods Trading Post
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Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post

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Denver

Denver
To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Denver journey planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hike along Flattop Mountain Trail, see the interesting displays at Moraine Park Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bierstadt Lake.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online route builder .

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bierstadt Lake ©
Bierstadt Lake
Moraine Park Museum ©
Moraine Park Museum

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Denver

Denver
To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. On the 8th (Sun), you're off toFruita.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Colorado National Monument has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, and then hike along Devils Canyon Hiking Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Colorado National Monument, then stop by Sprigs & Sprouts Lavender Farm, and then learn about winemaking at Debeque Canyon Winery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fruita day trip planner .

Drive from Dinosaur to Fruita in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Fruita

Museums Childrens Museums
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