8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 2 nights
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
4
Grand Junction
— 1 night
5
Denver
— 1 night

2
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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 30th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Denver day trip planning website.

Charleston to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charleston to Denver. Traveling from Charleston in October, expect nights in Denver to be colder, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums
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Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs day trip tool.

Drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Denver in October: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Parks Trails
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Painted Wall and then cruise along South Rim Road. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

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You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 3 hours. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Grand Mesa
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall

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night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
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. For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Grand Junction takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Grand Junction can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries

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Meadery of the Rockies
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Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

1
night
Denver

Denver
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Grand Junction to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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