7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
— Few hours
2
Vail
— 1 night
3
Palisade
— 2 nights
4
Ouray
— 1 night
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights

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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 17th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online day trip planner.

Newark to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Glenwood Springs is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas
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Spas

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Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, thenshop like a local with Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vail vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Vail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Vail sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens ©
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show ©
Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show

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Palisade

Palisade ©
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Talon Winery, thendo a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, and finally stop by Enstrom's. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Maison la Belle Vie Winery, stop by Downtown Grand Junction, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palisade trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Vail to Palisade in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Vail in July, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Palisade: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Junction, Colorado National Monument
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Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room ©
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room
Maison la Belle Vie Winery ©
Maison la Belle Vie Winery
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards

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night
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along Cascade Falls Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then trek along Perimeter Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ouray online route maker.

Drive from Palisade to Ouray in 2 hours. Traveling from Palisade in July, expect Ouray to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Spas
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Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Spas
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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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 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Cortez Cultural Center, thentake an in-depth tour of The Anasazi Heritage Center, thenexplore the ancient world of Long House, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Ouray in July, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Anasazi Heritage Center, Cortez Cultural Center
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Long House ©
Long House
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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