8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
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Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Colorado Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Denver
— 2 nights
End: Denver

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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.
For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Denver road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Denver. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will leave for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hanging Lake Trail as well as River Rafting & Tubing. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Hanging Lake Trail, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then stroll the grounds of Linwood Cemetery, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs day trip planning website .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Linwood Cemetery ©
Linwood Cemetery

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nights
Grand Junction

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. You've added Arches National Park, Wilson's Arch, Devils Garden Trailhead, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch and then shake up your sightseeing with Moab Cliffs and Canyons.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Junction trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for warmer days in Grand Junction, with highs around 93°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Moab, Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Moab Cliffs and Canyons ©
Moab Cliffs and Canyons
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan

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night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at High Dune Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. In July, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is a bit cooler than Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Trails Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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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 9th (Tue): get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Denver

Denver
For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip tool .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
day
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chapel on the Rock, Lake of Glass, Lake Isabelle, and other attractions you added. On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, then hike along Emerald Lake Trail, and then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder app .

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. July in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Isabelle
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Timberline Falls ©
Timberline Falls
Mills Lake Trail ©
Mills Lake Trail

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nights
Denver

Denver ©
Mile High Bike Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Coors Field, then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, then do sightseeing your way with Mile High Bike Tours, and finally take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

Discover how to plan a Denver trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mile High Bike Tours ©
Mile High Bike Tours
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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