15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

New York City
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  8​h 30​min
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
New York City

2
days
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, explore the activities along Bear Lake, then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park online sightseeing planner .

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Estes Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 35°F in Estes Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Estes Park

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Tours

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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Horseback Riding Tours

2
days
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 21st (Sat): browse the different shops at Pearl Street Mall, then find something for the whole family at Carousel of Happiness, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Flagstaff Mountain. On your second day here, stop by El Loro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chautauqua Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Boulder online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Boulder takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Carousel of Happiness
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Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

2
days
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then explore and take pictures at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs road trip app .

Drive from Boulder to Manitou Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

4
days
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Canon City (River Rafting & Tubing, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, and go for a walk through Pikes Peak.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Colorado Springs is just a stone's throw from Manitou Springs. April in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Canon City
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

4
days
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, childrens museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Denver online journey planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. April in Denver sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 35°F at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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