7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
2
Denver
— 2 nights
3
Estes Park
— 1 night
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
5
Durango
— 1 night

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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 13th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take a stroll through Old Colorado City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs itinerary builder tool.

San Antonio to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in October, expect Colorado Springs to be cooler, temps between °F and °F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pick up some local products at The Source, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenhunt for treasures at Boulder County Farmers Market, and finally shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, thenadmire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, thenget a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall, and finally contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denver trip builder website.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Denver are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stop by Earthwood Artisans, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park tour planning app.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
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.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, thenexplore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mesa Verde National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Estes Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Estes Park in October, Mesa Verde National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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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): make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango and then take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango online road trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. October in Durango sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours
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Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

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