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
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Cortez
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Grand Junction
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Greeley
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​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.
Let the collections at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Colorado City Historic District and St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail (in Castle Rock) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods and take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs planner .

Warsaw, Poland to Colorado Springs is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Colorado Springs is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Warsaw in March, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©

3
nights
Cortez

Cortez ©
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.
Cliff Palace and Balcony House will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at The Anasazi Heritage Center and Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cortez: Mesa Verde National Park (Mesa Verde National Park & Prater Ridge Trail). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Towac Visitor Center and examine the collection at Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum..

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cortez trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Cortez. In March, daily temperatures in Cortez can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Cortez

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Dolores, Towac Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Verde National Park ©
Mesa Verde National Park
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center

3
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Get in touch with nature at Colorado National Monument and The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area. Get some cultural insight at Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum and Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room. Step out of Grand Junction to go to Mesa (Mesa County) and see Crag Crest Trail, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Mesa Park Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Junction day trip website .

Traveling by car from Cortez to Grand Junction takes 4 hours. Traveling from Cortez in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Junction, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Palisade, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, Colorado National Monument, Crag Crest Trail
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Mesa Park Vineyards ©
Mesa Park Vineyards
Crag Crest Trail ©
Crag Crest Trail

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Northwest Colorado and Tread of Pioneers Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Steamboat Ski Resort and Mount Werner. Step out of Steamboat Springs with an excursion to Wyman Living History Museum in Craig--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery, partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key, and hit the slopes at Steamboat Powdercats.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Drive from Grand Junction to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in March, expect Steamboat Springs to be little chillier, temps between 8°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Craig
Highlights from your plan
Mount Werner ©
Mount Werner
Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Winter Park Resort and Hallett Peak. Step out of Estes Park to go to Livermore and see Cache La Poudre Wilderness, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through North Inlet Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Estes Park planner .

You can 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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in March; daily highs in Estes Park reach 19°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Greeley.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Cache La Poudre Wilderness, Winter Park Resort
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

5
nights
Greeley

Greeley ©
The City of Greeley is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Weld County, Colorado, United States. Get some historical perspective at Abbey of St. Walburga and Linn Grove Cemetery. Visiting Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area and Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Greeley: Swetsville Zoo (in Timnath), Loveland (Benson Park Sculpture Garden & Loveland Museum/Gallery) and Fort Collins (Lost Prairie Winery, Spas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Colorado Model Railroad Museum, contemplate the long history of Meeker Home Museum, and do a tasting at Hunters Moon Meadery.

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Getting from Estes Park to Greeley by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Greeley

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Collins, Loveland, Hunters Moon Meadery, Swetsville Zoo, Fort Vasquez Museum
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

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