17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Eagle County Regional Airport, Drive to Glenwood Springs
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to Eaton

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Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, then explore the activities along Hanging Lake, and then play a few rounds at Gypsum Creek Golf Course.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs travel route website.

Eaton to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Eaton in May, expect Glenwood Springs to be cooler, temps between 46°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Nature

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Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: The Emporium (in Castle Rock) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Cañon City). There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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 18th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then stroll through Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Laws Whiskey House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denver trip builder tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road and then explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Denver to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in May, expect little chillier with lows of 38°F in Glacier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Grand Teton National Park

— 4 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 26th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, hike along Jenny Lake Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Grand Teton National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.