13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— Few hours
2
Loveland
— 1 night
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
4
Telluride
— 2 nights
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
6
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 2 nights
7
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
8
Denver
— 1 night

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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.
For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder.

Nashville to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Denver is slightly colder than Nashville - with highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Loveland.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

1
night
Loveland

Loveland
The City of Loveland is the Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous municipality in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Loveland online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Denver to Loveland in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Loveland are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Loveland

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

2
nights
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Colorado National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Pulpit Rock Overlook.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Loveland to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Telluride.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall

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nights
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Cornet Creek Falls, then hike along Bear Creek Falls, and then contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Telluride trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Telluride takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in September, with highs in Telluride at 66°F and lows at 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Yankee Girl Mine
Highlights from your plan
Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail and then explore the ancient world of Long House. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Mesa Verde National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Telluride in September, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

2
nights
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Expect slightly colder evenings in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Museum of World War II Aviation. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs tour website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September, with lows around 51°F. You will leave for Denver on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation

1
night
Denver

Denver
For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver tour planning website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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