8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night

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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.
Get some cultural insight at 16th Street Mall and Molly Brown House Museum. Get some historical perspective at Denver Union Station and St. John's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Flatirons). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, browse the fresh offerings at The Source, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Grant-Humphreys Mansion.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver driving holiday planning website.

Indianapolis to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Denver. Traveling from Indianapolis in April, things will get a bit cooler in Denver: highs are around 59°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder
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16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then wander the streets of Old Colorado City.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Farming Terraces, then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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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 (Fri), shop like a local with Toh-Atin Gallery, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery

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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.
On the 13th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Rifle Gap State Park and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Glenwood Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Durango, expect colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Rifle Gap State Park, Redstone Castle Tours
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Redstone Castle Tours ©
Redstone Castle Tours
Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park

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