8 days in Colorado & Bartlesville Itinerary

8 days in Colorado & Bartlesville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
Fly to Tulsa International Airport, Drive to Bartlesville
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Bartlesville
— 2 nights
Drive to Tulsa International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, deepen your understanding at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs journey maker app.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much colder in Glenwood Springs: highs are around 26°F and lows about 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 1 night
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 21st (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip app.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Colorado Springs (Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, National Museum of World War II Aviation, &more). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, and see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum.

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You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bartlesville.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bartlesville

— 2 nights
Bartlesville is a city mostly in Washington County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Phillips Petroleum Company Museum, then examine the collection at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, and then look for gifts at The Buckin' Flamingo.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bartlesville trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Bartlesville. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Bartlesville is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in December, expect Bartlesville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 49°F and 27°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bartlesville

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.