16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

©
Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Albuquerque
Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Fort Collins
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Pinedale
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Twin Lakes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Gunnison
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Albuquerque

3
nights
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.
Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake) and Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park planner.

Albuquerque to Estes Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, Estes Park is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Pearl Street Mall
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Photography Tours

2
nights
Fort Collins

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 18th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden, admire the natural beauty at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cache La Poudre River.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins trip maker.

You can drive from Estes Park to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Fort Collins can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pinedale.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
Cache La Poudre River ©
Cache La Poudre River
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Annual Flower Trial Garden ©
Annual Flower Trial Garden

1
night
Pinedale

Pinedale ©
Pinedale is a town in and the county seat of Sublette County, Wyoming, United States. On the 20th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Skyline Scenic Drive, thenexamine the collection at Museum of the Mountain Man, thendon't miss a visit to Ancient Path of the Pronghorn, and finally don't miss a visit to American Legion Park Veterans Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pinedale travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Pinedale takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fort Collins in September, with highs in Pinedale at 66°F and lows at 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Pinedale

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Mountain Man ©
Museum of the Mountain Man

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Sat), find something for the whole family at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and then stroll through Hanging Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pinedale to Glenwood Springs in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Pinedale in September, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 42°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Twin Lakes.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Theme Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
Twin Lakes

On the 23rd (Mon), mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Interlaken Historic District and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Twin Lakes road trip app.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Twin Lakes takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Glenwood Springs in September since evenings lows in Twin Lakes dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Gunnison.

Things to do in Twin Lakes

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

South Park City Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Independence Pass
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

3
nights
Gunnison

Gunnison ©
The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Gunnison: Crested Butte (Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Union Congregational Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curecanti National Recreation Area, delve into the lush surroundings at Gunnison National Forest, trek along Curecanti Creek, and take in the waterfront activity at Blue Mesa Fishing.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gunnison trip planner.

You can drive from Twin Lakes to Gunnison in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Twin Lakes in September, expect nights in Gunnison to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Gunnison

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Crested Butte
Highlights from your plan
Curecanti National Recreation Area ©
Curecanti National Recreation Area
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Gunnison National Forest ©
Gunnison National Forest

1
night
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, thengo deep underground at Yankee Girl Mine, thensee the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and finally walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ouray visit planner.

Traveling by car from Gunnison to Ouray takes 2 hours. While traveling from Gunnison, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum

1
night
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 29th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Spas

Similar Plans

8 days in Estes Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems Preferences: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Estes Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Ouray BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 55 days in Pagosa Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in United States & Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans