10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: St. Croix
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: St. Croix

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.
On the 6th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then gain insight at United States Air Force Academy. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs visit planner.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to Colorado Springs is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Croix to Colorado Springs is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from St. Croix in April, with highs in Colorado Springs at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. April in Denver sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Sat), stroll through Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains and then get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

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You can drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Denver in April, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are much colder (3°C), and nights are slightly colder (-4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Theme Parks Spas Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

3
nights
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.
On the 12th (Mon), cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at The Studio Fine Art and Framing, then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Estes Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, plan for warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

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