15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+4
train + bus + train + Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Denver
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Hanging Lake. Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and stop by Sioux Villa Curio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in April, with highs in Glenwood Springs at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Crested Butte Mountain Resort
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Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cliff Palace and Balcony House. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and San Juan National Forest will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in April: highs in Durango hover around 20°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

4
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.
Visiting Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak, and stop by Downtown Manitou Springs.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs journey 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, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO, then browse the different shops at 16th Street Mall, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally stop by Tattered Cover Book Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip builder .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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