10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 3 nights
2
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
3
Jensen
— 1 night
4
Montrose
— 1 night
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and explore the activities along Crown Hill Park.

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Independence to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Independence in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Crown Hill Park, Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, thenmake a trip to Temple Square, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden, thenget a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in July; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Jensen.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

1
night
Jensen

Jensen ©
Jensen is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): trek along Jones Hole Trail, get a new perspective on nature at Quarry Exhibit Hall, and then explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jensen travel planner.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Jensen takes 3.5 hours. In August, Jensen is little chillier than Salt Lake City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Montrose.

Things to do in Jensen

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Jones Hole Trail
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur National Monument visitor center ©
Quarry Exhibit Hall ©
Quarry Exhibit Hall

1
night
Montrose

Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Mountain West, thenget a taste of life in the country at Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas, thenget engrossed in the history at Ute Indian Museum, and finally explore the activities along Montrose Water Sports Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Montrose online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Jensen to Montrose takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Montrose are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Montrose

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas ©
Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas
Montrose Water Sports Park ©
Montrose Water Sports Park

1
night
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 5th (Wed), expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

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Getting from Montrose to Colorado Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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