9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly
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Boulder
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Downtown Aquarium, then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and finally get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, shop like a local with 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally push the limits with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. November in Denver sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, walk around Garden of the Gods, then explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, and finally find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planning site.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Independence Pass and Thermal Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Aspen side-trips: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aspen driving holiday planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in November: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 47°F and lows are around 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Spas

Side Trips

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Boulder

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): savor a delicious cup with Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory, gain insight at University of Colorado at Boulder, get some jogging in at Boulder Creek Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Flatirons, then stroll around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Boulder online route planner.

You can fly from Aspen to Boulder in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in November, expect Boulder to be somewhat warmer, temps between 55°F and 31°F.

Things to do in Boulder

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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United States travel guide

4.5
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.