10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Morrison
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Golden
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
6
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
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.
On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs sightseeing planning site .

Newark to Colorado Springs is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Newark in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Morrison.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

1
night
Morrison

Morrison ©
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get your game on at Action Karting and then get in on the family fun at Ridge Indoor Pools.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Morrison trip planning app .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Morrison in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Morrison, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Morrison

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ridge Indoor Pools
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Action Karting ©
Action Karting

1
night
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vail Mountain Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vail online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Morrison to Vail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Morrison in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Vail: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens ©
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Main Street, look for gifts at Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate, and then admire all the interesting features of Boreas Pass Road.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Vail to Breckenridge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Golden.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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Boreas Pass Road ©
Boreas Pass Road

1
night
Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tee off at Fossil Trace Golf Club and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Golden trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Golden in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and tram. When traveling from Breckenridge in July, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Golden: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Golden

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Fossil Trace Golf Club ©
Fossil Trace Golf Club

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Dairy Arts Center, then make a trip to Pearl Street Mall, and then explore the striking landscape at Flatirons.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Boulder online travel planner .

Boulder is very close to Golden. In July, daytime highs in Boulder are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Shopping Nature Parks
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Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Dairy Arts Center ©
Dairy Arts Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Dardano's Shoes, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum.

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You can drive from Boulder to Denver in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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