14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Durango
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Glenwood Springs. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Glenwood Springs at 66°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Spas Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
day
Durango

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 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery, thenview the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, and finally take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango trip builder tool.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Durango by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, you will find days in Durango are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Museums Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Scenic Aperture Gallery ©
Scenic Aperture Gallery

1
night
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 25th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, thencontemplate the long history of Balcony House, thendelve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park route site.

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Garden of the Gods will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of World War II Aviation and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online travel planner.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (84°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Denver Botanic Gardens and Molly Brown House Museum. Do your shopping at 16th Street Mall and Liberty Puzzles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, view the masterpieces at American Museum of Western Art, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Boulder, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Mountain Blown Glass, stop by Brownfield's, thenview the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, thenview the masterpieces at The Studio Fine Art and Framing, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Estes Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You will leave for home on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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