8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Gunnison
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive
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Rifle
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— Few hours
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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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.
On the 7th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Minneapolis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Gunnison.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Gunnison

The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. On the 9th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Open Your Eyes Photography Workshops & Gallery and then examine the collection at Gunnison Pioneer Museum.

Make your Gunnison itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Gunnison in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, things will get slightly colder in Gunnison: highs are around 71°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Gunnison

Museums · Shopping

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Grand Junction

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Junction journey planner.

Drive from Gunnison to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gunnison in September, things will get a bit warmer in Grand Junction: highs are around 81°F and lows about 54°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rifle.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

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Rifle

The City of Rifle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rifle trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grand Junction to Rifle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Grand Junction in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rifle, with lows around 48°F. You'll set off for Aspen on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Rifle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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 11th (Fri), look for gifts at Explore Booksellers and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Aspen trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Rifle to Aspen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rifle in September: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 72°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Blown Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours and then shop like a local with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Estes Park vacation site.

Getting from Aspen to Estes Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in September: high temperatures in Estes Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Spas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver travel route planning app.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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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.