7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
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Denver

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Mile-High City

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Denver online driving holiday planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Denver is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Guadalajara in December; daily highs in Denver reach 7°C and lows reach -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

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Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
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Estes Park

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.
On the 30th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip builder site.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Estes Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
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Off-Road Tours
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Spas
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Glenwood Springs

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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 31st (Thu): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and then stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains, stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs sightseeing planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in December, plan for much colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around -3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and finally explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker tool.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in January: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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