9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Nashville
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Nashville

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, thenlook and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenbrowse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder website.

Nashville to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denver when traveling from Nashville in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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 13th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then explore the activities along Little Medano Creek.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Parks Outdoors
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High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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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 15th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July; daily highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park reach 89°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature Parks
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aspen tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. In July, Aspen is slightly colder than Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Plan my trip to Estes Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Aspen to Estes Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in July: high temperatures in Estes Park hover around 91°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

2
nights
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 18th (Sat), cruise along Boreas Pass Road, make a trip to Main Street, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

Before you visit Breckenridge, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Epic Discovery at Breck ©
Epic Discovery at Breck

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