9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Lake
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Laramie, Fly to Pittsburgh

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver day trip website.

Pittsburgh to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Denver. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Grand Lake

Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore by horseback at Winding River Resort Stables, then stop by Never Summer Mountain Products, and finally kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Lake trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Grand Lake by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Grand Lake at 53°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Lake to Aspen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Lake in July, expect nights in Aspen to be somewhat warmer, around 49°F, while days are much hotter, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 14th (Tue), trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then hike along Never Summer Ranch, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip tool.

Getting from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in July; daily highs in Rocky Mountain National Park reach 91°F and lows reach 59°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

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.