9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  28​h
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mosca
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Petroglyph Point Hike and Hovenweep National Monument. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Anasazi Heritage Center and Park Point. Step out of Mesa Verde National Park with an excursion to Cortez Cultural Center in Cortez--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Spruce Canyon Trail, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, and contemplate the long history of Balcony House.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park journey app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in April, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cortez, The Anasazi Heritage Center
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Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Park Point ©
Park Point
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in April, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are little chillier (16°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Mosca.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

1
night
Mosca

Mosca ©
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. On the 14th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Colorado Gators Reptile Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mosca day trip planning app .

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Mosca in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mosca are 19°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mosca

Wildlife Parks
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Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline and then look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Mosca to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Traveling from Mosca in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Manitou Springs Incline
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