5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
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Durango
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night

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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 22nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Los Angeles to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the galleries of Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, and finally take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Durango online attractions planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Durango

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Parks
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Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Scenic Aperture Gallery ©
Scenic Aperture Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Estes Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Estes Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Estes Park are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

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Photography Tours
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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Denver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver vacation planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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