6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Denver Botanic Gardens. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Denver holiday app .

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Denver dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, River Rafting & Tubing, Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
River Rafting & Tubing
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 4th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and finally get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

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You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Long House.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. In July in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Glenwood Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 50°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

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