8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Lancaster
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Vail
— 1 night

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Lancaster

Lancaster ©

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Venture out of the city with trips to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Gettysburg National Military Park) and Hersheypark (in Hershey). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House and get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster road trip planner.

New York City to Lancaster is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Lancaster when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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Denver

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Cheyenne Mountain Zoo) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens.

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Fly from Lancaster to Denver in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lancaster to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lancaster in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then get advice or help at Tread of Pioneers Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs road trip planning site.

You can drive from Denver to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in September: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 72°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

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 1st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vail online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in September: highs in Vail hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vail

Parks
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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens ©
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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