7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Boulder
— Few hours
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Lakewood
— 1 night
Drive
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Golden
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Castle Rock
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Boulder

Berkeley of the Rockies

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 25th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boulder day trip planning website.

Columbus to Boulder is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to Boulder due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in July, Boulder is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
On the 26th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denver online visit planner.

Denver is just a stone's throw from Boulder. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lakewood.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Lakewood

The City of Lakewood is a Home Rule Municipality which is the most populous municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lakewood trip itinerary maker site.

Lakewood is very close to Denver. In July in Lakewood, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Golden.

Things to do in Lakewood

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Tours

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Golden

Lowell of the West

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Argo Mill and Tunnel, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Summit Lake Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Golden trip maker.

Golden is just a stone's throw from Lakewood. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Golden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairy Forest, steep yourself in history at High Line Railroad Park, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge online day trip planner.

You can drive from Golden to Breckenridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Golden in July, expect nights in Breckenridge to be a bit cooler, around 49°F, while days are much colder, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Castle Rock.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Castle Rock

Castle Rock is an affluent home rule municipality that is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Thu), play a few rounds at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course, then trek along Gateway Mesa Open Space Park, and then ride a horse along Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Castle Rock online road trip planner.

Getting from Breckenridge to Castle Rock by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castle Rock, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Castle Rock

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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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.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip website.

Traveling by car from Castle Rock to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Castle Rock in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.