9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  29​h
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  11​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 30​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights
6
Madison
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Newark

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Denver

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.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary planning tool .

Newark to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Trails Nature

Side Trip

Cherry Creek State Park
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Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©

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night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then get great views at Powell Point, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Grand Canyon National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park attractions site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Nightlife
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Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): try your luck at Casino Del Sol and then enjoy some diversion at Fox Theater.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Tucson takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 96°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Tucson

Fun & Games Casinos Nightlife
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Fox Theater ©
Fox Theater
Casino Del Sol ©
Casino Del Sol

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the striking features of Phantom Canyon Brewing Co, explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, and then trek along Palmer Park.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tucson in August, with highs in Colorado Springs at 83°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nightlife Trails Parks
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Phantom Canyon Brewing Co ©
Phantom Canyon Brewing Co
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park

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nights
Estes Park

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.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, then do a tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery, and then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan.

Plan trip to Estes Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Madison.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Sprague Lake ©
Sprague Lake
Snowy Peaks Winery ©
Snowy Peaks Winery

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Madison

Madison ©
Madison is a town in the southeastern corner of New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, occupying a central location on Connecticut's Long Island Sound shoreline. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Meigs Point Nature Center, then stroll through The Shoreline Greenway Trail, then learn about winemaking at Rosabianca Vineyards, and finally relax in the rural setting at Lavender Pond Farm.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madison tour itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Estes Park to Madison with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Estes Park to Madison is 2 hours. Traveling from Estes Park in August, you will find days in Madison are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are a bit warmer (63°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rosabianca Vineyards, Lavender Pond Farm
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Meigs Point Nature Center ©
Meigs Point Nature Center
Lavender Pond Farm ©
Lavender Pond Farm
Rosabianca Vineyards ©
Rosabianca Vineyards

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