10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado attractions planner
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Boulder
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alamosa
— 1 night
Drive
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Gunnison
— 2 nights
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Denver
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Boulder — 3 nights

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bear Lake, Old Fall River Road, Emerald Lake Trail, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, then get all the information you need at Alpine Visitor Center, then admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Forest Canyon Overlook.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulder tour builder website.

Newark to Boulder is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Boulder due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Boulder when traveling from Newark in July, with lows around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Colorado Springs.
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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.
The Broadmoor Seven Falls has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Skyline Drive, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, &more) and Little Medano Creek (in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Boulder to Colorado Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alamosa.
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Alamosa — 1 night

Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center to your itinerary.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Alamosa fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Alamosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Alamosa, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gunnison.
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Gunnison — 2 nights

The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gunnison journey planning website.

You can drive from Alamosa to Gunnison in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Gunnison can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.
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Highlights from your trip

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.
You've now added Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sat), see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and then cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Denver online road trip planner.

You can drive from Gunnison to Denver in 4 hours. Traveling from Gunnison in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Denver: highs are around 87°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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