5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
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Salida
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— Few hours
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Denver
— 1 night

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner.

O'Fallon to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from O'Fallon in July, you will find days in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve are little chillier (83°F), and nights are colder (48°F). On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Salida.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Salida

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Salida route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Salida. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salida when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Salida

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip planning tool.

Getting from Salida to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

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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.
On the 20th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, then take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and finally walk around Crown Hill Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver route planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Mount Evans
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Water Body
Crown Hill Park
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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.
On the 21st (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass and then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Lookout
Milner Pass
4.9

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then stop by Chocolate Lab.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver online tour planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Molly Brown House Museum
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Specialty Museum
National Ballpark Museum
4.7

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