9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Telluride
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Silverton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Winter Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Estes Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Memphis

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Telluride

Telluride
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at San Miguel County Courthouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Telluride trip itinerary planner.

Memphis to Telluride is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Memphis to Telluride, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in August, things will get much colder in Telluride: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Long House, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

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

Traveling by car from Telluride to Mesa Verde National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Telluride in August, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): shop like a local with Scenic Aperture Gallery, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Planning Durango trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Silverton.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango
Scenic Aperture Gallery ©
Scenic Aperture Gallery

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Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): hike along Ice Lakes Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Island Lake, and then stop by Route 550 Gifts.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Silverton journey builder .

You can drive from Durango to Silverton in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Durango in August, you will find days in Silverton are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Silverton

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ice Lakes Trail ©
Ice Lakes Trail
Island Lake ©
Island Lake

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray trip planner .

Drive from Silverton to Ouray in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

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Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
On the 14th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Aspen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Ouray to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Ouray in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Winter Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Winter Park Resort and then identify plant and animal life at Vasquez Peak Wilderness.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Winter Park sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Aspen to Winter Park in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in August, you will find days in Winter Park are colder (50°F), and nights are slightly colder (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Winter Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Vasquez Peak Wilderness ©
Vasquez Peak Wilderness

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park travel route planner .

Getting from Winter Park to Estes Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Winter Park in August, you will find days in Estes Park are much hotter (89°F), and nights are a bit warmer (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours Outdoors Spas
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Spas

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