7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Durango
— Few hours
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
2
Telluride
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Crested Butte
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
6
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Houston

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Durango trip maker .

Houston to Durango is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Durango. Traveling from Houston in August, expect nights in Durango to be much colder, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Telluride.

Things to do in Durango

Museums Tours
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1
night
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to New Sheridan Hotel, get outside with Via Ferrata, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Telluride sightseeing planning tool .

Take a shuttle from Durango to Telluride in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in August, you will find days in Telluride are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails
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New Sheridan Hotel ©
New Sheridan Hotel

2
nights
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Union Congregational Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Kebler Pass, trek along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail, and then sample the fine beverages at Montanya Distillers.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Crested Butte holiday site .

Getting from Telluride to Crested Butte by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Montanya Distillers ©
Montanya Distillers

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Main Street, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Crested Butte to Breckenridge by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Crested Butte in August: highs in Breckenridge hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
River Rafting & Tubing
Main Street ©
Main Street

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner .

Drive from Breckenridge to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in August, expect nights in Denver to be somewhat warmer, around 58°F, while days are much warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 17th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs journey planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denver in August; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 79°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

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