6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Colorado Springs, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cascade
— Few hours
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Cortez Municipal Airport, Drive to Mesa Verde National Park
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Fly

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 9th (Thu), stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake. On the next day, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, then explore and take pictures at Old Fall River Road, and finally get great views at Milner Pass.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cascade.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

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Cascade

Cascade is an unincorporated community and U.S. Pikes Peak - America's Mountain has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cascade attractions planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Cascade in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cascade, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Cascade

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cascade to Mesa Verde National Park with the Route module. In September in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.