9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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 9th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, then contemplate the long history of Byers-Evans House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary app .

Fort Lauderdale to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur Ridge
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2
nights
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.
Attractions like The Beach at Grand Lake and Lake Estes Marina make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Sprague Lake and Many Parks Curve Overlook. Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark) and Winding River Resort Stables (in Grand Lake). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Tiny Town Miniature Golf, take in the exciting artwork at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, and stop by Purple Mountain Taffy Company.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake
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Sprague Lake ©
Sprague Lake
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Lake Estes Marina ©
Lake Estes Marina

3
nights
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.
Visiting Seven Bridges Trail and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Battlefield Colorado. Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to Mueller State Park in Divide--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip builder app .

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Divide, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Commonwheel Artists Co-op, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Coors Field, contemplate the long history of Byers-Evans House, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dinosaur Ridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur Ridge
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