8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

Make it your trip
1
Denver
Drive
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive
4
Telluride
— 1 night
Drive
5
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Denver
— 1 night

S M T W T F S
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Denver

Mile-High City

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 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Denver road trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. In May, daytime highs in Denver are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monarch Pass as well as Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. On the 17th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Monarch Pass, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Crested Butte

— 1 night
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Gunnison National Forest to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Gunnison National Forest and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curecanti National Recreation Area. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Kebler Pass and then take an in-depth tour of Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Crested Butte trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Crested Butte in 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in May; daily highs in Crested Butte reach 61°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Telluride.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Telluride

— 1 night
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. You've now added Hope Lake to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), hike along Hope Lake, then hike along Jud Wiebe Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Main Street.

Plan a trip to Telluride easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Crested Butte to Telluride by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Crested Butte in May: highs in Telluride hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Canyonlands National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Canyonlands National Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Moab holiday builder.

Drive from Telluride to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Telluride in May: highs in Moab hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Denver in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in May, things will get slightly colder in Denver: highs are around 66°F and lows about 43°F.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

United States travel guide

4.5
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.