7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Denver travel route builder tool .

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in June, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Denver: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park
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Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery, and then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs road trip site .

You can drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in June: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 66°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Linwood Cemetery ©
Linwood Cemetery

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Rio Grande Trail. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Crater Lake Trail.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aspen online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Aspen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aspen, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail

2
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs holiday builder .

You can fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Aspen in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Colorado Springs. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

few
hours
Denver

Denver ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver vacation planning app .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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