8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tabernash
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Vail
— 1 night
5
Beaver Creek
— Few hours
6
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Canon City
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Union Station, then get to know the fascinating history of 16th Street Mall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a show at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denver online trip itinerary maker .

Houston to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for little chillier days in Denver, with highs around 83°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Tabernash.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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Tabernash

Tabernash ©
Tabernash is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tee off at Pole Creek Golf Club.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tabernash trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Denver to Tabernash takes 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in June, expect nights in Tabernash to be a bit cooler, around 36°F, while days are cooler, around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Tabernash

Golf Outdoors
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Pole Creek Golf Club ©
Pole Creek Golf Club

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night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Keyston Bike Park and then see the interesting displays at Dillon Schoolhouse Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Keystone trip planning tool .

Getting from Tabernash to Keystone by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Keystone, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Vail.

Things to do in Keystone

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

1883 Dillon Schoolhouse Museum
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Keyston Bike Park ©
Keyston Bike Park

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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 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Vail Interfaith Chapel and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vail trip itinerary site .

You can take a shuttle from Keystone to Vail in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Keystone in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Vail: highs are around 60°F and lows about 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Beaver Creek.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Vail Interfaith Chapel ©
Vail Interfaith Chapel

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hours
Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek
To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beaver Creek trip itinerary maker site .

Beaver Creek is very close to Vail. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Vail in June: highs in Beaver Creek hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. You will leave for Breckenridge on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Beaver Creek

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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2
nights
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 20th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Frisco Historic Park and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Montgomery Reservoir, and then see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Summit Lake Park, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Paris Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Georgetown.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge itinerary planner.

You can drive from Beaver Creek to Breckenridge in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Beaver Creek in June, you will find days in Breckenridge are cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Georgetown, Summit Lake Park, Montgomery Reservoir, Frisco Historic Park and Museum, South Park City Museum
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South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Montgomery Reservoir ©
Montgomery Reservoir
Summit Lake Park ©
Summit Lake Park

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Canon City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Canon City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Breckenridge in June, you will find days in Canon City are much hotter (89°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (58°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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