8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Canon City (Skyline Drive, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, whizz through the canopy at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

Green Bay to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Green Bay to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Canon City, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
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 17th (Mon): get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Denver are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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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 18th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then see Off-Road Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Durango takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Durango, with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
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 20th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Hanging Lake and then hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Durango to Glenwood Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Durango in May, plan for cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenwood Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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