9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Denver
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Moab
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Salt Lake City

2
days
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 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, and then admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Denver. July in Denver sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge, Cherry Creek State Park
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Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Dillon Reservoir, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Breckenridge Distillery, and then trek along McCullough Gulch.

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Drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in July, you will find days in Breckenridge are colder (64°F), and nights are little chillier (47°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Dillon Reservoir
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Breckenridge Distillery ©
Breckenridge Distillery

2
days
Grand Junction

Grand Junction
The City of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa, look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, and then learn about winemaking at Two Rivers Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Talon Winery, do a tasting at St Kathryn Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Varaison Vineyards & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Maison La Belle Vie Winery & Amy's Courtyard, and finally pause for some photo ops at Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial.

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Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Grand Junction takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in July, expect nights in Grand Junction to be somewhat warmer, around 65°F, while days are much hotter, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Palisade, Fruita
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Two Rivers Winery
Two Rivers Winery
Colorado National Monument
Colorado National Monument

2
days
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 25th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Drive from Grand Junction to Moab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Moab sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 67°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Scenic Byway of Highway 128, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum ©
Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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