7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Orlando

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night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park planning site .

Orlando to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Rocky Mountain National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Orlando in August, expect much colder with lows of 56°F in Rocky Mountain National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then make a trip to 16th Street Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Denver driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In August in Denver, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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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 7th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Long House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Denver to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Mesa Verde National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

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 8th (Thu): enjoy the views from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, then look for gifts at Honeyville, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Durango online itinerary planner .

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Durango are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Honeyville ©
Honeyville

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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 9th (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online holiday maker .

Getting from Durango to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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