10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Grand Rapids
Drive:  34​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Golden
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h 30​min
End: Grand Rapids

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes United States Air Force Academy as well as Garden of the Gods.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary tool .

Grand Rapids to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Grand Rapids in October, with lows around 39°F. On the 17th (Thu), you're off toDenver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Evans as well as 16th Street Mall.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver travel route site .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Golden.

Things to do in Denver

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

few
hours
Golden

Golden
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Golden sightseeing planner.

Golden is just a stone's throw from Denver. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Pearl Street Mall has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder journey planner.

Getting from Golden to Boulder by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. October in Boulder sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

2
nights
Estes Park

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.
You've now added Stanley Hotel Tour to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): cruise along Trail Ridge Road, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and then explore the activities along Bear Lake. On the next day, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and then gain interesting insight with Stanley Hotel Tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Boulder to Estes Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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