8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Aspen
— 2 nights
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
4
Denver
— 3 nights

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along Grottos Trail, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and design of Aspen Music Festival and School, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Castle Creek Road, and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen road trip planner.

Miami to Aspen is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in July: highs in Aspen hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lily Mountain Trail, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rock Cut Brewing Company.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Aspen to Estes Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Estes Park is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Off-Road Tours
Rock Cut Brewing Company ©
Rock Cut Brewing Company

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Cub Lake Trail, thentrek along Emerald Lake Trail, thenadmire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, and finally explore the activities along Sky Pond.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park travel itinerary planner.

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short distance from Estes Park. In July in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Cub Lake Trail ©
Cub Lake Trail
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

3
nights
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.
On the 18th (Sat), work some fitness into your day at Boulder Creek Path, thensoar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then stroll through Mount Sanitas Trail. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park, explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon, and then hike along Mesa Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Boulder, Eldorado Canyon State Park
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Balloon Rides
Eldorado Canyon State Park ©
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

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