9 days in Estes Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

9 days in Estes Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Estes Park
— 3 nights
2
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights

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nights
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.
Visiting Trail Ridge Road and Peak to Peak Scenic Byway will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Off-Road Tours and Bear Lake will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, and admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Estes Park online travel planner.

Paris, France to Estes Park is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Paris to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Estes Park to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Photography Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

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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.
Attractions like Garden of the Gods and River Rafting & Tubing make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Off-Road Tours and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation will get you outdoors. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Morrison and see Dinosaur Ridge, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs vacation builder website.

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. While traveling from Estes Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Off-Road Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation, Dinosaur Ridge, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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