5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip builder website .

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect little chillier with lows of 43°F in Estes Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

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.
On the 28th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs planner.

Drive from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Estes Park in May: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

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

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