13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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13 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Pueblo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Golden
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cortez
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Peterson Air & Space Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and ANA Money Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame, get a new perspective on nature at May Natural History Museum of the Tropics, pause for some photo ops at Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, and admire the striking features of Miramont Castle Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Colorado Springs is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Colorado Springs is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pueblo.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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ANA Money Museum ©
ANA Money Museum
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

2
nights
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Steelworks Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): learn about all things military at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum and then contemplate the long history of Rosemount Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pueblo tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Pueblo takes an hour. November in Pueblo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Golden.

Things to do in Pueblo

Museums Nature Parks
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2
nights
Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Colorado Railroad Museum and Foothills Art Center will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum and Golden History Museum & Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Golden: Boulder (Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art & Museum of Boulder). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Morrison Natural History Museum.

Plan trip to Golden with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Pueblo to Golden in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pueblo in November since evenings lows in Golden dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Golden

Museums

Side Trips

Boulder, Morrison Natural History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Railroad Museum
Foothills Art Center ©
Foothills Art Center

2
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 27th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Moraine Park Museum, examine the collection at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, then see the interesting displays at Stanley Steam Car Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Blown Glass.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Estes Park trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Golden to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Golden in November, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Moraine Park Museum
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Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum ©
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass

2
nights
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Yucca House National Monument and then delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Anasazi Heritage Center, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, and then get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center.

Make your Cortez itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Estes Park to Cortez with the Route module. In November in Cortez, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Durango.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
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 1st (Tue): take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, examine the collection at Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center, then get curious at Powerhouse Science Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Animas Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango day trip app .

Take a bus from Cortez to Durango in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Museums Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Animas Museum ©
Animas Museum
Powerhouse Science Center ©
Powerhouse Science Center

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