8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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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 1st (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn and then identify plant and animal life at White River National Forest.

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Kansas City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Glenwood Springs is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Kansas City in November, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 23°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves ©
Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Estes Park

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 3rd (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Kruger Rock, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, then do a tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass. On your second day here, explore the activities along Bear Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rabbit Mountain Open Space.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Rabbit Mountain Open Space ©
Rabbit Mountain Open Space
Dancing Pines Distillery ©
Dancing Pines Distillery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): wander the streets of 16th Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Denver sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Old Colorado City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf Adventures, explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, then stroll around Ute Valley Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park.

Before you visit Colorado Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. In November, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Bear Creek Nature Center ©
Bear Creek Nature Center
Mueller State Park ©
Mueller State Park

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