5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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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 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Estes Park Ride-A-Kart & Cascade Creek Mini-Golf, view the masterpieces at Mountain Blown Glass, and then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park holiday planner.

Oklahoma City to Estes Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Oklahoma City in July, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

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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 8th (Wed), experience the excitement of Colorado Railroad Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dinosaur Ridge, and then buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip planning app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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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 9th (Thu): stroll around Garden of the Gods, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs vacation planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.