7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Estes Park
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Colorado Springs

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cave of the Winds Mountain Park as well as Garden of the Gods. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): walk around Garden of the Gods and then get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary site.

Minneapolis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Minneapolis in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks

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Estes Park

— 2 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.
For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Estes Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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— 2 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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Denver trip planning website.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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Highlights from your trip

Colorado travel guide

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.