15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
2
Durango
— 3 nights
3
Rifle
— 1 night
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
5
Grand Lake
— 1 night
6
Denver
— 3 nights

3
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.
National Museum of World War II Aviation and Penrose Heritage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip tool.

Bristol, UK to Colorado Springs is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bristol to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

3
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.
Spruce Tree House and St. Columba Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Palace, Balcony House, &more). There's more to do: get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Durango takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Durango when traveling from Colorado Springs in March, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rifle.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
River Rafting & Tubing
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

1
night
Rifle

Rifle ©
The City of Rifle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): have fun at Rifle Creek Golf Course and then admire the majestic nature at Rifle Gap State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rifle day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Durango to Rifle in 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rifle

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park
Rifle Creek Golf Course ©
Rifle Creek Golf Course

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery and then tee off at Gypsum Creek Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online tour itinerary builder.

Glenwood Springs is very close to Rifle. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Rifle in March: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Gypsum Creek Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Gypsum Creek Golf Course ©
Gypsum Creek Golf Course
Linwood Cemetery ©
Linwood Cemetery

1
night
Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): hike along Adams Falls Trail and then kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Lake trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Grand Lake takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Glenwood Springs in March; daily highs in Grand Lake reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Adams Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and 16th Street Mall. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and steep yourself in history at Grant-Humphreys Mansion.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Grand Lake to Denver takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Grand Lake in March, plan for much hotter days in Denver, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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