7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly:  5​h
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Salida
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cortez
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Appleton

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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 14th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver online vacation planner .

Appleton to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Appleton to Denver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Appleton in April, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Winter Sports Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Cherry Creek State Park
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Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

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night
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc, and then explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manitou Springs online trip planner .

Drive from Denver to Manitou Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Salida.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

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night
Salida

Salida ©
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): play a few rounds at Rocky Mountain Mini Golf, then learn about winemaking at Vino Salida Wine Cellars, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Elevation Beer Company.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Salida trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Manitou Springs to Salida in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Salida can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Salida

Outdoors Golf Wineries

Side Trip

Elevation Beer Company
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Vino Salida Wine Cellars ©
Vino Salida Wine Cellars
Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave, and then fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Salida to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect colder weather when traveling from Salida in April: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 38°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Doc Holliday's Grave ©
Doc Holliday's Grave

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Lions Park, and then hike along Negro Bill Canyon Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Moab vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Moab by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, plan for much warmer days in Moab, with highs around 67°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Lions Park ©
Lions Park

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Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Park/Sand Canyon Trail, and then appreciate the history behind Hovenweep National Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cortez sightseeing planner .

Getting from Moab to Cortez by car takes about 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cortez when traveling from Moab in April, with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Cortez

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Echo Park/Sand Canyon Trail
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Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum ©

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Mesa Verde National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and then explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip site .

You can drive from Cortez to Mesa Verde National Park in an hour. April in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Square Tower House ©
Square Tower House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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