10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel planner

Make it your trip
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Zoo. Step out of Denver to go to Idaho Springs and see Argo Mill and Tunnel, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver driving holiday planner.

Birmingham to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in June, things will get little chillier in Denver: highs are around 83°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 3 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the activities along Bear Lake, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cub Lake Trail, and then trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. June in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 8th (Mon): look for gifts at Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.