10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  8​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
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 21st (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park route builder website .

Philadelphia to Estes Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Estes Park, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Coors Brewery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online road trip planner .

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Denver sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Childrens Museums Museums Tours

Side Trips

Coors Brewery, River Rafting & Tubing, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

3
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center and Helen Hunt Falls. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District, and sample the tasty concoctions at Smiling Toad Brewery.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, contemplate the long history of Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Long House.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park online trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

1
night
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 29th (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs visit planner .

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Glenwood Springs in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Spas Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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