13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aspen
— 2 nights
2
Cascade
— 2 nights
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
4
Denver
— 3 nights
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maroon Lake Scenic Trail as well as Independence Pass. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Aspen Mountain / Ajax.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary planner.

Denver to Aspen is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Denver in May since evenings lows in Aspen dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Cascade.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax

2
nights
Cascade

Cascade ©
Cascade is an unincorporated community and U.S. On the 27th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Downtown Manitou Springs and then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum.

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You can drive from Aspen to Cascade in 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cascade are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Cascade

Trails Nature Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Old Homestead House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum
Commonwheel Artists Co-op ©
Commonwheel Artists Co-op

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Glen Haven General Store, thencruise along Old Fall River Road, and then get great views at Milner Pass. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Many Parks Curve Overlook, thencruise along Trail Ridge Road, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cascade to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cascade in May: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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.
You've now added Bear Lake to your itinerary. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs) and Hallett Peak (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's more to do: take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planning website.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stop by Old Colorado City and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online route planner.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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