14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Ankara
Fly:  27​h
1
Fruita
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Gateway
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
La Junta
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Fort Collins
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  26​h
End: Ankara

1
day
Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colorado National Monument, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Ridge Wilderness Study Area.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fruita online itinerary planner .

Ankara, Turkey to Fruita is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Ankara to Fruita. Traveling from Ankara in April, expect nights in Fruita to be slightly colder, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gateway.

Things to do in Fruita

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial ©
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial
Black Ridge Wilderness Study Area ©
Black Ridge Wilderness Study Area

1
night
Gateway

Gateway
On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Gateway road trip planning website .

Drive from Fruita to Gateway in 1.5 hours. April in Gateway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Gateway

Museums

2
nights
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 25th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Long House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Prater Ridge Trail, trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

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

Traveling by car from Gateway to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Gateway in April, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Mesa Verde National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Junta.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
day
La Junta

La Junta ©
La Junta is the city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Otero County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Picketwire Canyonlands, and then get engrossed in the history at Otero Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read La Junta trip website .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to La Junta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in April, La Junta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in La Junta

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Otero Museum ©
Otero Museum
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site ©

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District, stroll through Garden of the Gods, and then identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then go for a walk through Pikes Peak, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs road trip planner.

Drive from La Junta to Colorado Springs in 2 hours. In April, Colorado Springs is slightly colder than La Junta - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Old Colorado City Historic District ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally explore the galleries of Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Denver travel route planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Walburga, look for all kinds of wild species at Cache La Poudre Wilderness, and then grab your bike and head to Pineridge Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Colorado Model Railroad Museum, contemplate the long history of Meeker Home Museum, then stroll the grounds of Linn Grove Cemetery, and finally explore the galleries of 1883 Water Works.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins road trip app .

You can drive from Denver to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Fort Collins, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Greeley, Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Abbey of St. Walburga, Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Abbey of St. Walburga ©
Abbey of St. Walburga
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

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