9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque

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Denver

— 1 night

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 14th (Sun): engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. In March, daytime highs in Denver are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 day
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, stroll through Hallett Peak, and then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. When traveling from Denver in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 29°F at night. You'll set off for Aspen on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Aspen

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, then stroll through Aspen Snowmass, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen day trip app.

Drive from Denver to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denver in March, with highs in Aspen at 48°F and lows at 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 18th (Thu): stroll around Garden of the Gods, surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and then shop like a local with Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

Find out how to plan Colorado Springs trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in March, things will get a bit warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 57°F and lows about 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in March since evenings lows in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve dip to 18°F. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then trek along Canyon Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Southwest Safaris, see what you can catch with The Reel Life, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Pecos Wilderness Area.

Start your trip to Santa Fe by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Santa Fe. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Santa Fe: highs are around 61°F and lows about 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Albuquerque

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip maker.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums

United States travel guide

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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.