8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Denver

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then browse the different shops at The Emporium.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denver online road trip planner.

Newark to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Newark to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Colorado Springs

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip maker app.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Estes Park

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake & Trail Ridge Road). There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park online visit planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

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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.