14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
1
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Nederland
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Idaho Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Aspen
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  6 h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Saint Louis

2
nights
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bishop Castle as well as Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center, thenstep into the grandiose world of Bishop Castle, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bishop Castle
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle
Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center ©
Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center

2
nights
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 The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure ©
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure

1
night
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 Bear Lake, Alpine Visitor Center, Emerald Lake Trail, and other attractions you added.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online route planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alpine Visitor Center ©
Alpine Visitor Center

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, Estes Park Visitor Center and Downtown Estes Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): get all the information you need at Estes Park Visitor Center, thentake a stroll through Downtown Estes Park, and then explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Estes Park trip planner.

Estes Park is just a short distance from Rocky Mountain National Park. In September, daytime highs in Estes Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Nederland.

Things to do in Estes Park

Neighborhoods Scenic Drive Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Estes Park ©
Downtown Estes Park
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Estes Park Visitor Center ©
Estes Park Visitor Center

few
hours
Nederland

Nederland
The Town of Nederland, locally known as "Ned", is a Statutory Town located near Barker Meadow Reservoir in the mountains of southwest Boulder County, Colorado, United States. To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nederland trip planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Nederland by car takes about an hour. September in Nederland sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will leave for Idaho Springs on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Nederland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

2
nights
Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs ©
The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Idaho Springs road trip planner.

You can drive from Nederland to Idaho Springs in an hour. Traveling from Nederland in September, expect nights in Idaho Springs to be little chillier, around 33°F, while days are much colder, around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Aspen
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

1
night
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.
To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Idaho Springs to Aspen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. While traveling from Idaho Springs, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hanging Lake Trail
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Aspen to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Aspen in September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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