11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Golden
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Penrose Heritage Museum and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Miramont Castle Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at ProRodeo Hall of Fame, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and learn more about the world around you at May Natural History Museum of the Tropics.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs itinerary builder tool .

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
ANA Money Museum ©
ANA Money Museum

4
nights
Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colorado Railroad Museum and Dinosaur Ridge. You'll explore and learn at Cussler Museum and Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Golden: Littleton Museum (in Littleton), Cherokee Ranch and Castle (in Sedalia) and Boulder (Colorado Chautauqua: Park, Museum of Boulder, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum, get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park, and contemplate the long history of Boettcher Mansion.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Golden trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Golden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Golden are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Golden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Boulder, Cussler Museum, Littleton Museum, Cherokee Ranch and Castle, Dinosaur Ridge
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Colorado Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Railroad Museum
Cussler Museum ©
Cussler Museum
Littleton Museum ©
Littleton Museum

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Moraine Park Museum, then examine the collection at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, then examine the collection at Stanley Steam Car Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Loveland Museum/Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, and then admire the masterpieces at Swetsville Zoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Estes Park journey builder site .

Getting from Golden to Estes Park by combination of bus and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Estes Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Loveland, Swetsville Zoo, Moraine Park Museum
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Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum ©
Swetsville Zoo ©
Swetsville Zoo
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

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