11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Breckenridge
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
4
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Virginia Dale
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Denver
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Cincinnati

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then stroll around Garden of the Gods. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then shop like a local with Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary site.

Cincinnati to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City online trip planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

1
day
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge day trip app.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. While traveling from Canon City, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulder Creek Path, then catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Boulder holiday app.

Getting from Breckenridge to Boulder by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Breckenridge in July: highs in Boulder hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carousel of Happiness
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Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

1
night
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 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and finally get great views at Farview Curve Overlook.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Virginia Dale.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

1
night
Virginia Dale

Virginia Dale ©
Virginia Dale is a tiny unincorporated community located in northwestern Larimer County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Walburga.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Dale tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Virginia Dale takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, with highs in Virginia Dale at 82°F and lows at 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Virginia Dale

Historic Sites
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Abbey of St. Walburga ©
Abbey of St. Walburga

1
night
Fort Collins

Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fort Collins day trip planner.

You can drive from Virginia Dale to Fort Collins in an hour. In July in Fort Collins, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space ©
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planner.

Getting from Fort Collins to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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