8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Telluride
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

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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.
When in Denver, make a side trip to see Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and meet the residents at Denver Zoo.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Denver journey planning app .

Huntsville to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Huntsville in October, with highs in Denver at 67°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Garden of the Gods, Crown Hill Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
Breckenridge

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 10th (Thu), cruise along Boreas Pass Road, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Denver in October: highs in Breckenridge hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Scenic Drive Outdoors Fun & Games
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Boreas Pass Road ©
Boreas Pass Road
Room Escape Games

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path, then take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vail trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Breckenridge to Vail in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the next day, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Aspen trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Vail to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vail in October, you will find days in Aspen are somewhat warmer (60°F), and nights are about the same (30°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Valley Floor and then head outdoors with San Juan Outdoor Adventures.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Telluride road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Telluride takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Telluride, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

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