6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Newark

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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 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, then buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall, and then contemplate the long history of Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip planner.

Newark to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in April, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip app .

Take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, hike along Mount Sanitas Trail, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pearl Street Mall, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder holiday maker .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Boulder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Avery Brewing Company ©
Avery Brewing Company
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Peak, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in April, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are colder (38°F), and nights are slightly colder (25°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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