11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Garden of the Gods make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip app.

Tulsa to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulsa to Colorado Springs. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tulsa in June, with highs in Colorado Springs at 84°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Denver

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at 16th Street Mall and Denver Union Station. For shopping fun, head to Denver Botanic Gardens or Dairy Arts Center. Change things up with a short trip to Pearl Street Mall in Boulder (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, catch a live event at Coors Field, stop by Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denver online travel route builder.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, and then stop by Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Durango

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get a taste of life in the country at James Ranch Grill and then stop by Honeyville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Long House and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Durango in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Durango, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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.