7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Boulder
— 1 night
2
Vail
— 1 night
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

1
night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company, engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Boulder road trip planning app.

Denver to Boulder is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Avery Brewing Company ©
Avery Brewing Company

1
night
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trot along with Sage Outdoor Adventures, thenlearn the secrets of beer at Vail Valley Food Tours, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vail Interfaith Chapel.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vail road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Vail takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Boulder in September, you will find days in Vail are much colder (°F), and nights are little chillier (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Sage Outdoor Adventures ©
Sage Outdoor Adventures
Vail Valley Food Tours ©
Vail Valley Food Tours
Vail Interfaith Chapel ©
Vail Interfaith Chapel

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 4th (Fri), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then hike along Hanging Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Windstar Land Conservancy, thenstroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then grab your bike and head to Castle Creek Road.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip planning website.

You can drive from Vail to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Glenwood Springs can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Aspen
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, and then take an unforgettable tour with Royal Gorge Helitours.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, with highs in Colorado Springs at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Canon City, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours

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