10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

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Drive to Knoxville, Fly to Denver
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Denver
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nathrop
Drive
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Monte Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Telluride
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive
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Silt
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly to Knoxville, Drive to Chattanooga

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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Discover how to plan a Denver trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Chattanooga to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Chattanooga to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chattanooga in October: high temperatures in Denver hover around 67°F and lows are around 40°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F at night. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nathrop.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Nathrop

Nathrop is a small unincorporated village between Buena Vista and Salida on U.S. Highway 285 in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nathrop using our trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Nathrop in 2 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, expect Nathrop to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 31°F. You'll set off for Monte Vista on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Nathrop

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Monte Vista

— 1 night
Monte Vista is the Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous municipality in Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monte Vista trip planner.

You can drive from Nathrop to Monte Vista in 2 hours. In October in Monte Vista, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 27°F at night. You will leave for Pagosa Springs on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Monte Vista

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Tours

Pagosa Springs

— 1 night
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs travel route site.

Getting from Monte Vista to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Pagosa Springs when traveling from Monte Vista in October, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature

Telluride

— 1 night
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Main Street and then get engrossed in the history at Telluride Historical Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Telluride itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Telluride takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in October, you will find days in Telluride are little chillier (56°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Telluride

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Grand Junction

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): visit Downtown Grand Junction.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Junction visit planning website.

You can drive from Telluride to Grand Junction in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Telluride in October, you will find days in Grand Junction are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Silt.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Silt

— 1 night
Silt is a Statutory Town in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. On the 15th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Silt Historical Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Silt trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Silt in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Silt

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Breckenridge

— 1 night

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 16th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Main Street.

You can plan Breckenridge trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Silt to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. In October in Breckenridge, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to 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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Estes Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Estes Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Breckenridge in October, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 39°F at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.