11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly + shuttle:  17​h
1
Breckenridge
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Luxembourg City

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge trip itinerary builder .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Breckenridge is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Luxembourg City in November, things will get a bit cooler in Breckenridge: highs are around 1°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

South Park City Museum
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South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Breckenridge Welcome Center ©
Breckenridge Welcome Center

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 22nd (Thu), look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, then trek along Yampa River Core Trail, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in November: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, and then stop by American Classics Marketplace.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Steamboat Springs to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in November: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 15°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Reservoir Hill Park, take in the exciting artwork at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Made in Colorado Shoppe, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs tour planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in November: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 11°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Reservoir Hill Park ©
Reservoir Hill Park
Made in Colorado Shoppe ©
Made in Colorado Shoppe

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night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally make a trip to Far View Sites.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Spas & Wellness. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Glen Haven General Store and The Studio Fine Art and Framing. When in Estes Park, make a side trip to see Cache La Poudre Wilderness in Livermore, approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Downtown Estes Park, learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery, explore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques.

Discover how to plan a Estes Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. November in Estes Park sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Downtown Estes Park ©
Downtown Estes Park
Snowy Peaks Winery ©
Snowy Peaks Winery

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