12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night

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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.
Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel planner.

Sault Ste. Marie to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

4
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Denver

Denver ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Boulder (Flatirons & Pearl Street Mall) and Castle Rock Zip Line Tours (in Castle Rock). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denver road trip website.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Denver are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Estes Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Spas
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the activities along Hanging Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs driving holiday app.

You can drive from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in April, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be slightly colder, around 25°F, while days are colder, around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Spas · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs tour itinerary website.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 52°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature · Parks

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