4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado attractions planner

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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Denver

— 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall, and then browse the different shops at Denver Pavilions.

Plan my day in Denver using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in January, expect Denver to be little chillier, temps between 44°F and 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then look for gifts at Brownfield's.

To find out how to plan a trip to Estes Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Estes Park are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Spas · Shopping

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in January: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 27°F, while lows dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas
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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.