10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Jacksonville, Florida
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  13 h 30 min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Shuttle + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Jacksonville, Florida

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Many Parks Curve Overlook and North Inlet Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chapel on the Rock and Sheep Lakes. The adventure continues: stroll through Tundra Communities Trail, admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, and trek along Lily Lake Trailhead.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder website.

Jacksonville to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in May; daily highs in Rocky Mountain National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Tundra Communities Trail ©
Tundra Communities Trail

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Penrose Heritage Museum and Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Helen Hunt Falls. There's lots more to do: trek along Palmer Park, examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, then hike along Spruce Canyon Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Park Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Square Tower House ©
Square Tower House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

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