10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  7​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fairplay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Leadville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Jensen
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
6
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

2
nights
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, see a show at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Denver online day trip planner .

Kalamazoo to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Denver. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Tours
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip app .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fairplay.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

1
night
Fairplay

Fairplay ©
Fairplay is the statutory town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Park County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a memorable drive along Kenosha Pass, head outdoors with Mt democrat alma colorado, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fairplay trip builder website .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Fairplay in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in April: high temperatures in Fairplay hover around 42°F and lows are around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Leadville.

Things to do in Fairplay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Mt democrat alma colorado
Highlights from your plan
Kenosha Pass ©
Kenosha Pass
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

1
night
Leadville

Leadville ©
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): hit the slopes at Copper Mountain and then don't miss a visit to Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Leadville online tour builder .

You can drive from Fairplay to Leadville in 1.5 hours. May in Leadville sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jensen.

Things to do in Leadville

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Copper Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain

1
night
Jensen

Jensen ©
Jensen is a census-designated place in eastern Uintah County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of McKee Springs Petroglyphs, make a trip to Cub Creek Petroglyphs, then get a new perspective on nature at Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center, and finally explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jensen trip planner .

Getting from Leadville to Jensen by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Leadville in May, expect Jensen to be a bit warmer, temps between 70°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Jensen

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Quarry Exhibit Hall ©
Quarry Exhibit Hall

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Sat), look for gifts at Brownfield's, then take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then trek along North Inlet Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park road trip website .

Getting from Jensen to Estes Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In May, daytime highs in Estes Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Brownfield's ©
Brownfield's

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