18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dallas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Boulder
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h
End: New York City

5
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Fort Worth (Thistle Hill House Museum, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip planner .

New York City to Dallas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Dallas. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Dallas at 78°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Dallas

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Arlington
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3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, don't miss a visit to Olympic Training Center, and take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in April, you will find days in Colorado Springs are a bit cooler (61°F), and nights are colder (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): Head underground at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

Start your trip to Manitou Springs by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In April in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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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

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Boulder side-trips: Lyons Classic Pinball (in Lyons) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, take in the awesome beauty at Flagstaff Mountain, get into the urban bustle at Dairy Arts Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Boulder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Carousel of Happiness, Lyons Classic Pinball, Eldorado Canyon State Park
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Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake, Wild Basin Area, & more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Twin Sisters Peaks Trail, look for gifts at The Old Fashion Candy Store, and take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Boulder to Estes Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Estes Park are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Longs Peak ©
Longs Peak
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area

3
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, childrens museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Lookout Mountain
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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