11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville, Florida
plane:  28​h
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort Collins
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Grand Lake
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  28​h
End: Jacksonville, Florida

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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 maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner .

Jacksonville to Denver is an approximately 28-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Denver. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jacksonville in July: high temperatures in Denver hover around 87°F and lows are around 60°F. You will leave for Fort Collins on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes A Wanderlust Adventure as well as Budweiser Brewery Experience. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with A Wanderlust Adventure, delve into the lush surroundings at Arapaho National Forest, and then learn the secrets of beer at Budweiser Brewery Experience.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fort Collins attractions site .

Take a bus from Denver to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fort Collins when traveling from Denver in July, with lows around 55°F. On the 9th (Mon), you're off toEstes Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Colorado
Highlights from your plan
A Wanderlust Adventure ©
A Wanderlust Adventure
Budweiser Brewery Experience ©
Budweiser Brewery Experience

3
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 10th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Sprague Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park itinerary tool .

You can drive from Fort Collins to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sprague Lake ©
Sprague Lake
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

1
day
Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): hike along Adams Falls Trail, trek along East Inlet Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach at Grand Lake.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Lake trip planner .

You can drive from Estes Park to Grand Lake in 3.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Estes Park in July, with highs in Grand Lake at 53°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail
East Inlet Trail ©
East Inlet Trail

1
night
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.
Pikes Peak has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Lake to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Lake, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 58°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of 16th Street Mall and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Denver

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

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