10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Georgetown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Golden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Grand Lake, CO, Bus to Denver International Airport, Fly to Sioux Falls

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Denver Walking Tours as well as Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): join in the after-dark buzz at Denver Walking Tours and then get a taste of local nightlife at Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker tool.

Sioux Falls to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Denver is minus 1 hour. In September in Denver, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Georgetown.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Georgetown

— 2 nights
The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): head outdoors with Mt. Bierstadt, then engage your brain at Georgetown Energy Museum, then see the interesting displays at Hamill House Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Guanella Pass. On your second day here, examine the collection at Georgetown Firefighting Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Georgetown.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Georgetown day trip site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Georgetown takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Denver in September, plan for colder days in Georgetown, with highs around 46°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Georgetown

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Golden

— 2 nights

Lowell of the West

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): catch some excitement at Colorado Railroad Museum, then play a few rounds at Fossil Trace Golf Club, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Shadow Mountain Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Golden travel planner.

Getting from Georgetown to Golden by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Georgetown in September, things will get warmer in Golden: highs are around 78°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Golden

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Milner Pass, take an in-depth tour of Eagle Plume Trading Post, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, then steep yourself in history at Holzwarth Historic Site, and finally examine the collection at Moraine Park Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Golden to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

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.