9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
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Colorado Springs
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Boulder
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Golden
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Breckenridge
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Aspen
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and then admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

Saint Louis to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Denver. Traveling from Saint Louis in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and finally contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs vacation planning website.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
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North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), stroll through Royal Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Valmont Bike Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Boulder attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Boulder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Golden.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Valmont Bike Park ©
Valmont Bike Park
Humane Society of Boulder Valley ©
Humane Society of Boulder Valley

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Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the galleries of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Table Mountain Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Golden trip planner.

You can drive from Boulder to Golden in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Golden are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Golden

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Dinosaur Ridge
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Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
Golden History Museum & Park ©
Golden History Museum & Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Olive Fusion, explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path, and then hike along Lily Pad Lake. Keep things going the next day: mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, get all the information you need at Breckenridge Welcome Center, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and finally grab your bike and head to Blue River Bikeway.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Golden to Breckenridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Golden in August, plan for colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 62°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Vail Recreation Path, Lily Pad Lake, South Park City Museum
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Lily Pad Lake ©
Lily Pad Lake
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Barney Ford Victorian House ©
Barney Ford Victorian House

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail and then see a world frozen in time at Ashcroft Ghost Town.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aspen visit planner.

Getting from Breckenridge to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in August, plan for a bit 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 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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