6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— Few hours
Fly
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouray
— 2 nights
Fly

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Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary website.

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chicago in September since evenings lows in Denver dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

few
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nature · Parks
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): hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then make a trip to Step House, then explore the ancient world of Long House, and finally take a memorable drive along Ruins Road. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park road trip planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Mesa Verde National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

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Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, then trek along Cascade Falls Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine. On your second day here, hike along Perimeter Trail.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Ouray sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 45°F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.