21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
3
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
5
Georgetown
— 2 nights
6
Boulder
— 2 nights
7
Denver
— 8 nights

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

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 29th (Sat): explore the activities along Hanging Lake, then stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Zip Adventures of Vail, then appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Glenwood Springs. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Zip Adventures of Vail, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Zip Adventures of Vail ©
Zip Adventures of Vail
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas

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 list of things to see and do now includes Smuggler Mine Tour, The Emporium And Flying Circus, Ruedi Resevoir, and other attractions. On the 31st (Mon), stop by The Emporium And Flying Circus, contemplate the waterfront views at Ruedi Resevoir, cruise along Independence Pass, hike along Grottos Trail, then trek along Crater Lake Trail, and finally hike along American Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, trek along Grizzly Lake Trail, head outdoors with Devil's Punchbowl, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Weller Lake Trail, and finally catch all the local highlights with Smuggler Mine Tour.

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Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Aspen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aspen, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Ruedi Resevoir
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonwood Lake and then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): get outside with Mt democrat alma colorado, see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, then view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends, and finally walk around Buena Vista River Park.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mt democrat alma colorado, South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cottonwood Lake ©
Cottonwood Lake
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Sundance and Friends ©
Sundance and Friends

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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 4th (Fri), trot along with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, then push the limits with Lost Paddle Rafting, and finally tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, whizz through the canopy at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, then admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and finally expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

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Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in September, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Georgetown.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Canon City, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Lost Paddle Rafting ©
Lost Paddle Rafting
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure ©
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure

2
nights
Georgetown

The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Lair O' the Bear Park to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sun), walk around Lair O' the Bear Park, try to win big at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, go deep underground at Hidee Gold Mine, then see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Indian Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Guanella Pass, get outside with Mt. Bierstadt, go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, get engrossed in the history at Hotel de Paris Museum, then hike along St Mary's Glacier, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Georgetown.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Georgetown online trip builder.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Georgetown by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, expect nights in Georgetown to be a bit cooler, around 33°F, while days are colder, around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Georgetown

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, Hidee Gold Mine, Lair O' the Bear Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine
Guanella Pass ©
Guanella Pass

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): deepen your understanding at University of Colorado at Boulder, savor a delicious cup with Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory, take in the awesome beauty at Flagstaff Mountain, then get curious at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, then test your problem-solving skills at Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Golden Gate Canyon State Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park, explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon, get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, then work some fitness into your day at Boulder Creek Path, and finally shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder trip planner.

Drive from Georgetown to Boulder in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Georgetown in September, expect nights in Boulder to be somewhat warmer, around 52°F, while days are much warmer, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eldorado Canyon State Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms
Highlights from your plan
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory ©
Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory

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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 added Denver Trolley, Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, Hammond's Candies, and other attractions to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to The Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park (in Broomfield), Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & Historical Society of Idaho Springs) and Colorado Chautauqua: Park (in Boulder). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver route planner.

Denver is just a short distance from Boulder. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Springs, Idaho Springs, Golden, Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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