8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  8​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Ouray
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online journey planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Fort Lauderdale, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

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Manitou Springs Incline
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver sightseeing planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Beer Tastings & Tours

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Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 7th (Fri), look for gifts at Olive Fusion, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get answers to all your questions at Breckenridge Welcome Center, then examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Breckenridge holiday planner.

Drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vail.

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River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
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Breckenridge Welcome Center ©
Breckenridge Welcome Center

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, then look for gifts at Fuzzywigs Candy Shop, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Breckenridge to Vail in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. June in Vail sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens ©
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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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.
On the 9th (Sun), hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Aspen using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vail to Aspen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Vail in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Ouray.

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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Ouray in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in June, expect nights in Ouray to be somewhat warmer, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ouray

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Bear Creek Falls
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Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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