14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Nairobi

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center, see the interesting displays at Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum., and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Nairobi to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nairobi in March, things will get cooler in Mesa Verde National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dolores
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The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon): stop by Honeyville, then get curious at Powerhouse Science Center, then view the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Durango route planner .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In April in Durango, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Museums Shopping Tours
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Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Honeyville ©
Honeyville
Powerhouse Science Center ©
Powerhouse Science Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Downtown Manitou Springs, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Frisco Historic Park and Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Breck Wine and Cheese, then look for gifts at Blue River Sports, and finally look for gifts at Breckenridge Hat Company. On the next day, look for gifts at Olive Fusion, examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, then get engrossed in the history at Breckenridge Welcome Center, and finally stop by Ready Paint Fire!.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge travel route planning site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Colorado Springs in April, expect nights in Breckenridge to be slightly colder, around -7°C, while days are much colder, around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Shopping Spas Museums

Side Trip

Frisco Historic Park and Museum
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Ready Paint Fire! ©
Ready Paint Fire!
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum
Barney Ford Victorian House ©
Barney Ford Victorian House

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 8th (Sun), stop by Scot's Sporting Goods, then learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery, then stop by Estes Ark, and finally stop by Glen Haven General Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Blown Glass, look for gifts at Laura's Fine Candy, then look for gifts at Brownfield's, then stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, and finally view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip maker site .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Glen Haven General Store
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Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip maker app .

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Denver sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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