11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Golden
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
End: Colorado Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get your game on at Tiny Town Miniature Golf, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Riverspointe Spa, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Affinity Massage and Wellness Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Estes Park Massage and then explore the activities along Lily Lake.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park attractions planner.

Colorado Springs to Estes Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Golden.

Things to do in Estes Park

Spas Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lily Lake
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Affinity Massage and Wellness Center ©
Lily Lake ©
Lily Lake
Estes Park Massage ©
Estes Park Massage

2
nights
Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eldorado Canyon State Park (in Eldorado Springs) and Boulder (Colorado Chautauqua: Park, Mesa Trail, & more).

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Golden trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Estes Park to Golden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Golden can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Boulder, Eldorado Canyon State Park
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Flagstaff Mountain ©
Flagstaff Mountain
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Eldorado Canyon State Park ©
Eldorado Canyon State Park

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Roxborough State Park in Littleton (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Creek Trail, and take a memorable tour with Tiny Town.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Denver is just a stone's throw from Golden. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Roxborough State Park, Tiny Town
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Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

5
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.
Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, see where the action happens at Olympic Training Center, take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Arcade Amusements, Inc, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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