7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Oklahoma City

1
night
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 2nd (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then contemplate the long history of Union Station. On the next day, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planning website .

Oklahoma City to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in May: high temperatures in Denver hover around 66°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 4th (Sat), meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Old Colorado City Historic District and then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip app .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

1
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 6th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Durango trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Durango when traveling from Colorado Springs in May, with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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2
nights
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 7th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace. On the next day, hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park route planner.

Getting from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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

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