6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, catch a live event at Olympic Training Center, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route maker tool .

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall, then stroll around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Affinity Massage and Wellness Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Estes Park day trip tool .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Boulder, Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Affinity Massage and Wellness Center ©
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

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