8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Lake
— Few hours
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Copper Mountain
— 1 night
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Denver
— Few hours

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
On the 10th (Sat), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver online holiday planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October: highs in Denver hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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nights
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.
On the 11th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then get a dose of the wild on Estes Park Guided Tours.

Make your Estes Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Estes Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Spas
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours

few
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Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through East Inlet Trail and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Lake visit planning website.

Drive from Estes Park to Grand Lake in 2 hours. Traveling from Estes Park in October, expect nights in Grand Lake to be slightly colder, around 23°F, while days are much colder, around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors · Spas · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
East Inlet Trail ©
East Inlet Trail
Spas

2
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa, learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, and then take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Body Therapeutics Medical Massage and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction trip builder.

Getting from Grand Lake to Grand Junction by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Grand Lake, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Grand Junction, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Downtown Grand Junction ©
Downtown Grand Junction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace and then explore the ancient world of Balcony House.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip builder tool.

Drive from Grand Junction to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Grand Junction in October, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copper Mountain.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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

1
night
Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Copper Mountain trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Copper Mountain in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, plan for colder days in Copper Mountain, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Denver.

Things to do in Copper Mountain

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

few
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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

Start your trip to Denver by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Copper Mountain to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copper Mountain in October: high temperatures in Denver hover around 67°F and lows are around 40°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Highlights from your plan
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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