7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Estes Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Antonio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods and then explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak.

Plan my day in Colorado Springs using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

San Antonio to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Colorado Springs. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in October: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 67°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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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 15th (Mon), browse the fresh offerings at The Source, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Boulder County Farmers Market, and finally shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

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Boulder
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16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Estes Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Earthwood Artisans, then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park visit app .

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Estes Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

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Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Earthwood Artisans ©
Earthwood Artisans

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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 18th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Estes Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Estes Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durango.

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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango and then see the interesting displays at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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