10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Durango
— 1 night
Drive
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Telluride
— 1 night
Drive
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
5
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 day
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 26th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park road trip site.

Mumbai, India to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll gain 12.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in July, Mesa Verde National Park is colder at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites

Durango

— 1 night
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.
On the 27th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about winemaking at Four Leaves Winery, and then get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Durango sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. July in Durango sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Wineries

Telluride

— 1 night
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. On the 28th (Wed), steep yourself in history at New Sheridan Hotel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alpine Chapel, then get engrossed in the history at Telluride Historical Museum, then take a stroll through Town Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Telluride trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Telluride in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and taxi. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Telluride: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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 29th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs online tour planner.

Getting from Telluride to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Telluride in July: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Aspen

— 1 night

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Aspen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 31st (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then wander the streets of Old Colorado City.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip site.

Fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Aspen in July, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Denver

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Denver online road trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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.