16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Chadron
— 1 night
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Scottsbluff
Drive
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Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granby
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Telluride
— 1 night
Drive
10
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
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Gunnison
— 2 nights
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Del Norte
— 1 night
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Aurora
— 2 nights

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Chadron

— 1 night
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chadron road trip planning app.

Minneapolis to Chadron is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chadron when traveling from Minneapolis in September, with lows around 48°F. You'll set off for Scottsbluff on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Chadron

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. On the 25th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Monument Valley Pathway and then get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Scottsbluff road trip app.

Drive from Chadron to Scottsbluff in 2 hours. September in Scottsbluff sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Scottsbluff

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Cheyenne

— 1 night
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. On the 25th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Lakeview Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheyenne trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Scottsbluff to Cheyenne takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Scottsbluff in September: highs in Cheyenne hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 48°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Estes Park.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
Rocky Mountain Conservancy Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip website.

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Estes Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cheyenne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Granby.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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Granby

— 1 night
Granby is a statutory town which is the most populous municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): trek along Monarch Lake Loop Trail, then stroll through East Inlet Trail, and then look for gifts at Never Summer Mountain Products. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway and then trek along High Country Trails.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Granby visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Granby takes 2 hours. When traveling from Estes Park in September, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Granby: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Granby

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hike along West Maroon Trail, stroll through Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Creek Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Rio Grande Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Aspen trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Granby to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Granby in September, you will find days in Aspen are much hotter (72°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (41°F). On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Grand Junction

— 2 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction driving holiday app.

You can drive from Aspen to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in October; daily highs in Grand Junction reach 67°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 1 day
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 3rd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunnison Point and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tomichi Point.

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Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Telluride.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature · Parks
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Telluride

— 1 night
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at San Miguel County Courthouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Telluride driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Telluride takes 2 hours. While traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Telluride, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 day
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 4th (Fri), trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then make a trip to Far View Sites, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Telluride to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Telluride in October: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Gunnison.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Gunnison

— 2 nights
The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see a world frozen in time at Tincup, then hike along Upper Loop, and then see a world frozen in time at Gothic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Dillon Pinnacles, then trek along Hermit's Rest, and then hike along Curecanti Creek.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gunnison trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Gunnison takes 5 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, things will get little chillier in Gunnison: highs are around 60°F and lows about 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Del Norte.

Things to do in Gunnison

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Del Norte

— 1 night
The Town of Del Norte is the Statutory Town that is the county seat of Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Mon), stop by Haefelis Honey, then see a world frozen in time at Summitville Ghost Town, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Three Barrel Brewing Co.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Del Norte day trip app.

Drive from Gunnison to Del Norte in 2 hours. While traveling from Gunnison, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Del Norte, ranging from highs of 40°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Aurora.

Things to do in Del Norte

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Aurora

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park, walk around Great Plains Park, and then tee off at Aurora Hills Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Aurora History Museum, stop by Town Center at Aurora, stroll through Plains Conservation Center, then appreciate the history behind The Colorado Freedom Memorial, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Launch Pad Brewery.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aurora driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Del Norte to Aurora in 4 hours. Traveling from Del Norte in October, expect nights in Aurora to be a bit warmer, around 40°F, while days are warmer, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aurora

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Nature

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.