20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Denver
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
New Castle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Atlanta

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Sasquatch Outpost (in Bailey), Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs) and Boulder (Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Pearl Street Mall, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip maker tool.

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in October, things will get slightly colder in Denver: highs are around 67°F and lows about 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulder, Breckenridge, The Colorado Freedom Memorial, The Sasquatch Outpost, Golden History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
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.
You've now added Trail Ridge Road to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, trek along Tundra Communities Trail, and explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Spas

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Manitou Springs Incline has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then hike along Manitou Springs Incline, and then get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs planner.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Manitou Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in October, expect nights in Manitou Springs to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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.
On the 24th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then hike along Mount Cutler Trail. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip site.

Colorado Springs is very close to Manitou Springs. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Castle.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation

2
nights
New Castle

New Castle ©
The Town of New Castle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Rocky Mountains to your itinerary. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test the waters at a local thermal spa and then explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Castle journey tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to New Castle in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in New Castle

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Grand Mesa, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You've now added Strawberry Park Hot Springs to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then make a trip to Steamboat Ski Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs travel planner.

Drive from New Castle to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Traveling from New Castle in October, expect Steamboat Springs to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours