4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
foot + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Estes Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park vacation builder .

New York City to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Mesa Verde National Park. Traveling from New York City in July, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Mesa Verde National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

1
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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 7th (Sun), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Estes Park online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Spas & Wellness
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Denver online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Nightlife Childrens Museums Museums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

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