10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
2
Durango
— 1 night
3
Telluride
— 1 night
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
5
Aspen
— 1 night
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
7
Denver
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 27th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 12.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Mumbai in August since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
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.
On the 28th (Wed), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, do a tasting at Four Leaves Winery, and then get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, 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 August in Durango, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Telluride.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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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): contemplate the long history of New Sheridan Hotel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alpine Chapel, thenget engrossed in the history at Telluride Historical Museum, thenwander the streets of Town Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Telluride road trip planner.

Getting from Durango to Telluride by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in August, you will find days in Telluride are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
New Sheridan Hotel ©
New Sheridan Hotel
Telluride Historical Museum ©
Telluride Historical Museum

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 reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Telluride to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Telluride in August, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen online route planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Aspen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then stop by Old Colorado City.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip builder app.

You can drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, thenadmire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for 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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