9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Denver
— 2 nights
+2
Train to Denver Airport Station, Foot to Denver, Fly to Aspen
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Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Lake
— 1 night
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.
Visiting Mount Evans and Summit Lake Park will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. When in Denver, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs, approximately Idaho Springs away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and explore the activities along Crown Hill Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver attractions 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 a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Independence Pass. Take a break from Aspen with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aspen online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in July: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 81°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

1
night
Grand Lake

Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hike along High Country Trails, explore by horseback at Winding River Resort Stables, then stop by Never Summer Mountain Products, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach at Grand Lake.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Lake trip planning tool.

Getting from Aspen to Grand Lake by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in July, expect nights in Grand Lake to be slightly colder, around 39°F, while days are much colder, around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Never Summer Ranch.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Lake to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Grand Lake in July: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 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.