10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
2
Denver
— 2 nights
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
4
Durango
— 1 night
5
Buena Vista
— 1 night
6
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. On your second day here, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip site.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, thencontemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Denver can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, thenexplore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thentake in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, thenadmire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park planner.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Estes Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Durango travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Durango, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, thenmingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista tour builder site.

Getting from Durango to Buena Vista by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or fly. While traveling from Durango, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains and then stroll through Hanging Lake Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Buena Vista in May: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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