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

2
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.
For shopping fun, head to Denver Botanic Gardens or Pearl Street Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Estes Park (Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, Photography Tours, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and stroll the grounds of Fort Logan National Cemetary.

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

Huntsville to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Denver. In October, Denver is a bit cooler than Huntsville - with highs of 67°F and lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Estes Park, Pearl Street Mall
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Photography Tours
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Ready Paint Fire!, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, explore the landscape on two wheels at Sawmill Creek Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Fairy Forest, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Wellington Trail, and finally get into the urban bustle at Riverwalk Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Breckenridge trip tool .

You can drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in October, expect nights in Breckenridge to be a bit cooler, around 32°F, while days are cooler, around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Shopping Parks Trails
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Ready Paint Fire! ©
Ready Paint Fire!
Riverwalk Center ©
Riverwalk Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vail trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Vail in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October in Vail, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

2
nights
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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen sightseeing app .

Drive from Vail to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vail in October, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 30°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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. On the 14th (Mon), tee off at Telluride Ski & Golf Club and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valley Floor.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Telluride trip site .

Drive from Aspen to Telluride in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in October, plan for somewhat 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

Parks Wildlife Golf
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Telluride Ski & Golf Club ©
Telluride Ski & Golf Club

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