8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Durango
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: London

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Humane Society of Boulder Valley and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and finally savor the flavors at The Source.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Denver vacation site .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from London to Denver, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Boulder
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Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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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 19th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

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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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 20th (Thu), trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs day trip planning app .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In June, Glenwood Springs is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Trails Parks
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, then look for gifts at Honeyville, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Durango trip tool .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durango, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Honeyville ©
Honeyville

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nights
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 22nd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Ruins Road, then don't miss a visit to Step House, and then delve into the distant past at Long House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Farming Terraces, then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Mesa Verde National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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