9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hot Sulphur Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Idaho Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Georgetown
— 2 nights
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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.
You've now added Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planning tool.

Sioux Falls to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Denver is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll set off for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Visit Chapel on the Rock and Holzwarth Historic Site for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Sky Pond and Moraine Park Museum. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, hike along Lily Lake Trailhead, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hot Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Hot Sulphur Springs

Hot Sulphur Springs is a statutory town and the county seat of Grand County, Colorado, United States. To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Sulphur Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Hot Sulphur Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, expect Hot Sulphur Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 38°F. On the 9th (Wed), you're off to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Hot Sulphur Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

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Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Colorado Adventure Center. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at Colorado Adventure Center.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Idaho Springs trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hot Sulphur Springs to Idaho Springs in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Hot Sulphur Springs in September, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Idaho Springs: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 33°F at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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2
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Georgetown

The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Georgetown Loop Railroad to your itinerary. On the 10th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Summit Lake Park, then get curious at Georgetown Energy Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Georgetown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Georgetown Loop Railroad.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Georgetown travel route planner.

Georgetown is just a stone's throw from Idaho Springs. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in September, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Tours

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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.