8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Telluride
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Newark

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Denver vacation maker .

Newark to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

1
night
Fort Collins

Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Odell Brewing Company.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fort Collins road trip site .

Traveling by car from Denver to Fort Collins takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fort Collins can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
New Belgium Brewing ©
New Belgium Brewing
Odell Brewing Company ©
Odell Brewing Company

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the next day, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen day trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Collins in August; daily highs in Aspen reach 77°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): head outdoors with Telluride Outside.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Telluride tour builder app .

You can drive from Aspen to Telluride in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Aspen, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Telluride, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors
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Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside

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