9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  11 h
1
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Grand Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Train:  7 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee online sightseeing planner.

Philadelphia to Truckee is an approximately 11- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Truckee. When traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for slightly colder days in Truckee, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area

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night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 13th (Mon), kick back and relax at Pope Beach, steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, and then hike along Mt. Tallac Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Truckee in July since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc, then steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Colorado Springs takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Colorado Springs, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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night
Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach at Grand Lake, then take in the exciting artwork at Grand Lake Art Gallery, and finally hike along Adams Falls Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Lake, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Grand Lake by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Grand Lake: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Adams Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail
Spas

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): hike along Yampa River Core Trail, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get outside with Backdoor Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Grand Lake to Steamboat Springs in 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Lake in July, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are much hotter (82°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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