15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Tel Aviv

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 13th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Colorado Springs is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, you will find days in Colorado Springs are little chillier (30°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 15th (Sat), learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. In September in Canon City, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

1
day
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 16th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Long House, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Canon City to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Canon City in September, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

2
nights
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 17th (Mon): enjoy the views from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, then view the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, then stop by Animas Chocolate Company, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Honeyville, then tee off at Dalton Ranch Golf Club, and then relax and rejuvenate at Trimble Hot Springs.

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Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Earthen Vessel Gallery ©
Earthen Vessel Gallery
Animas Chocolate Company ©
Animas Chocolate Company

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the engineering at Rifle Gap State Park and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs vacation tool .

Getting from Durango to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Durango in September: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountains, Rifle Gap State Park
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then explore the activities along Bear Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park travel planning site .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The Beach at Grand Lake, Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

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.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Zoo. Get some historical perspective at Union Station and History Colorado, Grant Humphreys Mansion. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

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You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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