10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 1 night
5
Estes Park
— 3 nights

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Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall, catch a live event at Coors Field, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Denver is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, you will find days in Denver are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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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 29th (Sat): walk around Garden of the Gods, then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs travel route app.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, then learn more about the world around you at The Anasazi Heritage Center, and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Mesa Verde National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Long House ©
Long House

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Durango trip tool.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Durango are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
River Rafting & Tubing

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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 4th (Thu): stop by Glen Haven General Store, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, then look for gifts at Brownfield's, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Estes Park journey builder tool.

Fly from Durango to Estes Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trip

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Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures
Brownfield's ©
Brownfield's

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