6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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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 2nd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, pick up some new knowledge with Bags by Cab Yarn Shoppe, thentake a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver holiday planner.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pearl Street Mall
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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 4th (Tue): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Estes Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Estes Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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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 5th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, thenexplore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Long House.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park visit website.

You can fly from Estes Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Estes Park in June since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long 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.
On the 6th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Rifle Gap State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Glenwood Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Rifle Gap State Park
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing
Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park

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