10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado attractions planner

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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs online sightseeing planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Glenwood Springs. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March, things will get cooler in Glenwood Springs: highs are around 35°F and lows about 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 1 night
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 17th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bierstadt Lake, then look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, and then stop by Earthwood Artisans.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Estes Park trip planner.

Fly from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in March, you will find days in Estes Park are warmer (61°F), and nights are a bit warmer (29°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
On the 18th (Mon), browse the fresh offerings at The Source, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, and finally browse the different shops at Pearl Street Mall. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at Belmar.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Denver itinerary planning app.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in March, you will find days in Denver are a bit cooler (55°F), and nights are about the same (29°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then contemplate the long history of McAllister House.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): trek along Farming Terraces, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Durango

— 2 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stop by Honeyville, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then learn about winemaking at Fox Fire Farms Winery.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Durango trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In March in Durango, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.