9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
1
Beaver Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Nashville

2
nights
Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek ©
On your second day here, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaver Creek Ski Area.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beaver Creek route app .

Nashville to Beaver Creek is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to Beaver Creek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nashville in July, with highs in Beaver Creek at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Beaver Creek

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aspen, Horseback Riding Tours
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Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
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 20th (Fri): stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing planner .

Getting from Beaver Creek to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Beaver Creek in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 91°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

1
night
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 22nd (Sun), stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park road trip planning site .

Estes Park is just a short distance from Rocky Mountain National Park. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

1
night
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins tour builder .

You can drive from Estes Park to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Annual Flower Trial Garden ©
Annual Flower Trial Garden
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pikes Peak. On your second day here, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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