10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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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 18th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Art on 8th and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Carbondale Public Art and then find something for the whole family at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs journey planner.

Green Bay to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Green Bay in April, with highs in Glenwood Springs at 38°F and lows at 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Theme Parks · Spas · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park attractions planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Spas

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nights
Denver

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.
Attractions like Denver Zoo and Denver Union Station make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder (Flatirons & Pearl Street Mall). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, and take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver vacation tool.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

4
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.