7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado tour itinerary planner

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour in Georgetown, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver route maker.

Austin to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Austin in November, plan for little chillier days in Denver, with highs around 54°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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.
On the 27th (Fri), take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, see Off-Road Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then explore the activities along Bear Lake, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery.

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Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Estes Park are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 29th (Sun): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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.