10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  31​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
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  22​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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

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Mumbai, India to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Mumbai to Mesa Verde National Park. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: high temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 55°F and lows are around 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): 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.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Durango vacation 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. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to New Sheridan Hotel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alpine Chapel, then take an in-depth tour of Telluride Historical Museum, then take a stroll through Town Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

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You can take a shuttle from Durango to Telluride in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Durango in November, plan for slightly colder days in Telluride, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Glenwood Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Telluride in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Adventure Outdoors
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen online trip maker .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Aspen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in November: highs in Aspen hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In November, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of 55°F and lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) 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 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver vacation planning app .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) 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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