7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Lake
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Crested Butte
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Grand Lake

Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Adams Falls Trail, look for gifts at Never Summer Mountain Products, then kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Lake trip planner.

Denver to Grand Lake is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. When traveling from Denver in September, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Grand Lake: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Lake to Steamboat Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Lake in September, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are much warmer (72°F), and nights are a bit warmer (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then hike along Hanging Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Creek Road and then stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in September, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

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Crested Butte

Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Neversink and then go for a stroll along the water at Blue Mesa Fishing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Union Congregational Church, then see a world frozen in time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, then sample the fine beverages at Montanya Distillers, and finally cruise along Kebler Pass.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Crested Butte day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Crested Butte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, expect nights in Crested Butte to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Crested Butte to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Crested Butte in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.