10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
Denver

Denver
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.
For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner .

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 55°F. On the 30th (Sat), you're off toFort Collins.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chautauqua Park as well as University of Colorado at Boulder. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stroll through Chautauqua Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sanitas Trail and then explore and take pictures at University of Colorado at Boulder.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boulder itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Boulder takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Trails Wildlife
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Colorado Chautauqua: Park ©
Colorado Chautauqua: Park
University of Colorado at Boulder ©

3
nights
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.
On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip app .

Traveling by car from Boulder to Estes Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

2
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.
You've now added Horseback Riding Tours to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Estes Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Horseback Riding Tours
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and then don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Ridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Denver vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. On the 8th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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