5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
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Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 29th (Sat), stroll through Bear Creek Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ouray day trip app .

Fort Lauderdale to Ouray is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Ouray is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September: high temperatures in Ouray hover around 66°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa, then explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in September, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature Parks Trails
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

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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 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and then steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park day trip planning website .

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in October: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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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.
For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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