8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Des Moines
— 1 night
2
Keystone
— 1 night
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Blank Park Zoo and then cool off at Adventureland.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Des Moines road trip website.

New York City to Des Moines is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Des Moines

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Adventureland
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Adventureland ©
Adventureland
Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 15th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Farmer's Daughter.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Keystone trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Des Moines to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Des Moines in June, with highs in Keystone at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Farmer's Daughter
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
The Farmer's Daughter ©
The Farmer's Daughter

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, thenadmire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, thenview the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip planner.

You can fly from Keystone to Estes Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, Estes Park is a bit warmer than Keystone - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Spas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and finally look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Before you visit Colorado Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Canon City, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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