9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Jefferson City
Drive:  11​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Snowmass Village
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: Jefferson City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip website .

Jefferson City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Jefferson City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Colorado Springs is little chillier than Jefferson City - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
nights
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.
On the next day, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally browse the fresh offerings at The Source.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the activities along Bear Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Bierstadt Lake, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bierstadt Lake ©
Bierstadt Lake
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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night
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. On the 1st (Wed), pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Snowmass Village road trip site .

You can drive from Estes Park to Snowmass Village in 5 hours. Traveling from Estes Park in April, expect Snowmass Village to be little chillier, temps between 53°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

The John Denver Sanctuary
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online attractions planner .

Getting from Snowmass Village to Glenwood Springs by car takes about an hour. When traveling from Snowmass Village in May, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Spas Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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