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:  1​h
2
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
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.
To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver vacation 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 changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Atlanta in June since evenings lows in Denver dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Boulder.

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. On the 30th (Sat), stroll through Chautauqua Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Mount Sanitas Trail and then explore and take pictures at University of Colorado at Boulder.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Boulder trip itinerary site .

Drive from Denver to Boulder in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Boulder can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chautauqua Park ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, and then identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Boulder to Estes Park in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Estes Park are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Tours Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Horseback Riding Tours has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District.

Plan trip to Colorado Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 a bit cooler days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Horseback Riding Tours
Old Colorado City Historic District ©

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
On the 6th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

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