14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Denver
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Cortez
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Cortez
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver

— 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as 16th Street Mall and Trinity United Methodist Church are in your itinerary. Visiting Flatirons and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver online trip itinerary builder.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Denver is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sofia to Denver, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sofia in April; daily highs in Denver reach 17°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Colorado City and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Get outdoors at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip site.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cortez

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument, and then surround yourself with nature on Canyon Trails Ranch Guided Horse Tours. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, and finally hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cortez online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Colorado Springs to Cortez. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Cortez to Glenwood Springs takes 5 hours. When traveling from Cortez in April, plan for much colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas
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Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.