11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 1 night
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
3
Morrison
— 1 night
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
5
Ouray
— 2 nights
6
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
7
Denver
— 1 night

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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 5th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour and then admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Denver road trip planning site.

Calgary, Canada to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Denver are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trip

Cherry Creek State Park
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Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dream Lake as well as Trail Ridge Road. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at North Inlet Trail, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and then explore the activities along Dream Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, then admire the sheer force of Ouzel Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Calypso Cascades.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park online road trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Morrison.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Calypso Cascades ©
Calypso Cascades

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Morrison

Morrison ©
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Action Karting as well as Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): do a tasting at Aspen Peak Cellars and then see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Pine Valley Ranch Park and then have some family-friendly fun at Action Karting.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Morrison trip itinerary website.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Morrison in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Morrison are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Morrison

Nightlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Pine Valley Ranch Park, Aspen Peak Cellars
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Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Aspen Peak Cellars ©
Aspen Peak Cellars
Pine Valley Ranch Park ©
Pine Valley Ranch Park

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods as well as ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at ProRodeo Hall of Fame and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morrison to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. May in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
ProRodeo Hall of Fame ©
ProRodeo Hall of Fame

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Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ouray County Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray day trip site.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Ouray by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in May; daily highs in Ouray reach 15°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Off-Road Tours
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then hike along Grizzly Creek Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip builder website.

Drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ouray in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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Denver

Denver ©
You've now added ScooTours Denver Scooter Rental to your itinerary. On the 14th (Thu), pedal to the sights with ScooTours Denver Scooter Rental. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then learn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Denver trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Denver: highs are around 22°C and lows about 7°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Spas
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ScooTours Denver Scooter Rental ©
ScooTours Denver Scooter Rental
Balistreri Vineyards ©
Balistreri Vineyards
Spas

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