22 days in Colorado Itinerary

22 days in Colorado Itinerary

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22 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Bus + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Warsaw

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mueller State Park and North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Penrose Heritage Museum and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Canon City (Museum of Colorado Prisons & River Rafting & Tubing) and Cripple Creek (Old Homestead House Museum & Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post.

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Warsaw, Poland to Colorado Springs is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Warsaw in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Canon City, Cripple Creek, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Mueller State Park
Highlights from your plan
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Long House and Balcony House. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Balloon Rides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores) and Cliff Palace (in Mesa Verde National Park). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Durango travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Durango are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Balloon Rides, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Rocky Mountains. Get outdoors at Maroon Bells and Hanging Lake Trail. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs vacation planner.

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. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Northwest Colorado and Little Snake River Museum. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Fish Creek Falls will get you outdoors. Step out of Steamboat Springs to go to Encampment and see Grand Encampment Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs and fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Northwest Colorado, Grand Encampment Museum, Little Snake River Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado
Little Snake River Museum ©
Little Snake River Museum

2
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 14th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and car from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in July: high temperatures in Estes Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas

6
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 a sense of the local culture at Colorado Model Railroad Museum and Denver Union Station. Do your shopping at Denver Botanic Gardens and Pearl Street Mall. Venture out of the city with trips to Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park), Keystone Ski Area (in Keystone) and Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Denver day trip planning website .

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Winter Park Resort, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Keystone Ski Area, Pearl Street Mall
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing

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