6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Rifle Gap State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs tour builder website .

Atlanta to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 46°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rifle Gap State Park
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Linwood Cemetery ©
Linwood Cemetery
Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park

1
day
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 15th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Long House and then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park holiday planner .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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 16th (Thu), shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, get into the urban bustle at Dairy Arts Center, and then contemplate the long history of Union Station. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denver trip maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Mesa Verde National Park to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boulder
Highlights from your plan
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District and then look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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