10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Durango
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Telluride
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Mumbai

1
day
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 27th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park online attractions planner .

Mumbai, India to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Mumbai to Mesa Verde National Park. Traveling from Mumbai in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, learn about winemaking at Four Leaves Winery, and then get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Telluride.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Four Leaves Winery ©
Four Leaves Winery
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at New Sheridan Hotel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alpine Chapel, then get engrossed in the history at Telluride Historical Museum, then take a stroll through Town Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Telluride sightseeing planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Durango to Telluride takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Durango in August, plan for little chillier days in Telluride, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Telluride

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
New Sheridan Hotel ©
New Sheridan Hotel
Telluride Historical Museum ©
Telluride Historical Museum
Alpine Chapel ©
Alpine Chapel

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 30th (Fri), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Telluride to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Telluride, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aspen driving holiday tool .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Aspen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Denver trip planner .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Denver are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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