10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
3
Denver
— 2 nights
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
6
Durango
— 2 nights

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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.
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 9.5-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 °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Redstone Castle Tours
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Thermal Spas
Redstone Castle Tours ©
Redstone Castle Tours
Doc Holliday's Grave ©
Doc Holliday's Grave

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bierstadt Lake, thenlook 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.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in March, you will find days in Estes Park are warmer (°F), and nights are a bit warmer (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Bierstadt Lake
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Bierstadt Lake
Bierstadt Lake
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures
Earthwood Artisans ©
Earthwood Artisans

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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.
On the 18th (Mon), browse the fresh offerings at The Source, thenwander the streets of 16th Street Mall, thencontemplate 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, thencontemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, thenexplore 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 (°F), and nights are about the same (°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

Side Trips

Pearl Street Mall, Belmar
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenwalk 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 take a train. In March in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
McAllister House ©
McAllister House

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): trek along Farming Terraces, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, thendelve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

Discover how to plan a Mesa Verde National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °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 Outdoors
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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Durango

Durango ©
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, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, 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 °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Fox Fire Farms Winery
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River Rafting & Tubing
Fox Fire Farms Winery ©
Fox Fire Farms Winery

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