7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City to Aspen is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Aspen is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Aspen are slightly colder (62°F), and nights are colder (34°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas

1
night
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Union Congregational Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Kebler Pass.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Crested Butte day trip planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Crested Butte in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum ©
Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 15th (Fri), take a stroll around Riverwalk Center, examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, don't miss a visit to Main Street, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, then grab your bike and head to Wellington Trail, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Forest.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip site.

Getting from Crested Butte to Breckenridge by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Crested Butte in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Shopping Parks Wildlife
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Riverwalk Center ©
Riverwalk Center
Barney Ford Victorian House ©
Barney Ford Victorian House

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, then engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum and then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder tool.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in May: highs in Denver hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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