30 days in Colorado Itinerary

30 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado vacation planner

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Durango
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
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Breckenridge
— 4 nights
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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Fort Collins
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 6 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Durango

— 3 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mesa Verde National Park (Balcony House, Cliff Palace, &more), Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton) and The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hovenweep National Monument, see Off-Road Tours, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Durango trip planner.

Seattle to Durango is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Durango, with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Glenwood Springs

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Aspen Mountain / Ajax, Aspen Highlands, &more). The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery, and take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Drive from Durango to Glenwood Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Durango in April, plan for cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 38°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:

Breckenridge

— 4 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Breckenridge: Keystone (Loveland Pass & Arapahoe Basin), Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Independence Pass (in Aspen). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Loveland Ski Area, don't miss a visit to Main Street, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get all the equipment you need at Blue River Sports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

Estes Park

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake & Trail Ridge Road) and Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Emerald Lake Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Breckenridge in April, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Estes Park

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Fort Collins

— 3 nights
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Go for a jaunt from Fort Collins to Greeley to see Colorado Model Railroad Museum about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, get engrossed in the history at 1883 Water Works, and look for gifts at St. Pete's Fly Shop.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Collins trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. April in Fort Collins sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Denver

— 6 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Boulder (Colorado Chautauqua: Park, Flatirons, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver online trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Denver sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:

Colorado Springs

— 5 nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:

Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.