12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Denver
— 2 nights
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
3
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
5
Aspen
— 1 night
6
Leadville
— 2 nights
7
Denver
— 1 night

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Denver online itinerary maker.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Denver. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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Estes Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Chasm Falls). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Estes Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls and then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Estes Park to Steamboat Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in July, expect Steamboat Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Hanging Lake, then hike along Hanging Lake Trail, then view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Aspen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Leadville.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
Leadville

Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mineral Belt Trail. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Twin Lakes and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leadville tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Leadville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in July, expect Leadville to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 40°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denver.

Things to do in Leadville

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Twin Lakes ©
Twin Lakes
Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin ©
Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Leadville to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leadville in July: high temperatures in Denver hover around 87°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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