9 days in Colorado Springs, Estes Park & Denver Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs, Estes Park & Denver Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Springs, Estes Park & Denver Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  8​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tampa

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.
You've now added Seven Falls to your itinerary. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Green Mountain Falls and see Crystal Falls, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pikes Peak, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs driving holiday planner.

Tampa to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tampa in November, things will get much colder in Colorado Springs: highs are around 55°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Miramont Castle Museum, Crystal Falls
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

3
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.
Pearl Street Mall has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Mon), make a trip to Pearl Street Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally walk around Estes Park Visitor Center.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park trip builder site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Estes Park sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 27°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Pearl Street Mall
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Denver Union Station, Larimer Square and 16th Street Mall. On the 7th (Thu), take a stroll through 16th Street Mall and then make a trip to Larimer Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in November, and nighttime lows around 29°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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