10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Colorado Springs

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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online sightseeing planner.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs. In March, Colorado Springs is slightly colder than Atlanta - with highs of 57°F and lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

3
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. March in Denver sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Studio Fine Art and Framing, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in March, expect nights in Estes Park to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Off-Road Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
On the 21st (Sat), hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Estes Park in March, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be slightly colder, around 21°F, while days are cooler, around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Parks Trails
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs and then hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

Find out how to plan Steamboat Springs trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Trails Nature
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

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