7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Wayne
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Fort Wayne

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.
On the 12th (Mon), stop by Honeyville.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Durango attractions planner .

Fort Wayne to Durango is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Wayne in November, plan for little chillier nights in Durango, with lows around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Honeyville ©
Honeyville
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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 14th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

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

3
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at 16th Street Mall and Pearl Street Mall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and History Colorado, Grant Humphreys Mansion. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, and steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Mesa Verde National Park to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pearl Street Mall
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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