5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado tour itinerary maker
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Denver
— 1 day
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Salida
— 1 night
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Denver — 1 day

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 1st (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar and then trek along Mount Falcon Castle Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver vacation maker site.

Orlando to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in October: highs in Denver hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Estes Park.
Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Side Trip

Estes Park — 2 nights

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 2nd (Sun): trek along Emerald Lake Trail and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours and then play a few rounds at Estes Park Golf Course.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Trails
Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls and then get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs online trip maker.

You can fly from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salida.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip
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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 reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salida tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Salida in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 will leave for home on the 5th (Wed).
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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.