7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Nashville
Fly
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Denver
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Silverton
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
Fly

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Nashville. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. You will leave for Denver on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Denver route planner.

You can fly from Nashville to Denver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect Denver to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 39°F in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Silverton

— 1 night
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Mon), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idarado Mine and then explore and take pictures at Million Dollar Highway.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Silverton route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Silverton. When traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September, plan for slightly colder days in Silverton, with highs around 66°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Silverton

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Silverton to Mesa Verde National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Silverton in September: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites

Grand Junction

— 1 night
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction, make a trip to The Blue Pig Gallery, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies and then stroll through Colorado National Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Junction trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Grand Junction in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Grand Junction. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.