5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly to Colorado Springs, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Salida
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 1 night

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park online trip builder.

Orlando to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in October: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 39°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Salida.
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Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trip

Salida — 1 night

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salida trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Salida by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Salida can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 4th (Tue).
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Denver — 1 night

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 4th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at 16th Street Mall.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denver driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salida to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Denver are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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