10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 2 nights
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
4
Durango
— 2 nights
5
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Denver Botanic Gardens and Molly Brown House Museum. Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Argo Mill and Tunnel will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker website.

Philadelphia to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Philadelphia in August, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Idaho Springs
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenstroll around Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, thenfind something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

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Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Long House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway, explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Durango road trip planning website.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In August in Durango, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat): test the waters at a local thermal spa and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs holiday planner.

You can drive from Durango to Glenwood Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Durango, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Spas Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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