10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Westminster
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Westminster
— 1 day
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Westminster
— 1 night
Drive
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Boulder
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly

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Westminster

— 1 day
On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Cussler Museum, play a few rounds at Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club, and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Westminster day trip planning site.

New York City to Westminster is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Westminster when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Westminster.

Things to do in Westminster

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Westminster

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio, then get your game on at Adventure Golf & Raceway, and then get outside with Mile High Drives.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Westminster road trip tool.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Westminster

Spas · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Boulder

— 1 night

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): deepen your understanding at University of Colorado at Boulder, then walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, and then make a trip to Pearl Street Mall.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Boulder trip planner.

Boulder is just a short distance from Westminster. August in Boulder sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Shopping

Estes Park

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: New Belgium Brewing Company (in Fort Collins) and Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park). There's still lots to do: cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, stop by Brownfield's, and take a pleasant ride with National Park Gateway Stables.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Estes Park holiday builder tool.

Getting from Boulder to Estes Park by car takes about an hour. August in Estes Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and pause for some photo ops at Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Estes Park in August, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.