5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, thenexplore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Denver. Traveling from Atlanta in October, things will get a bit cooler in Denver: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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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 12th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, thendelve into the distant past at Long House, thencontemplate the long history of Balcony House, and finally steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): trek along Petroglyph Point Hike and then learn more about the world around you at The Anasazi Heritage Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Denver to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Anasazi Heritage Center
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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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 14th (Mon): test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs online itinerary planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around °F, while days are cooler, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas
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Thermal Spas

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