11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Estes Park
— 1 night
2
Denver
— 2 nights
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
5
Aspen
— 2 nights
6
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
7
Durango
— 2 nights

1
night
Estes Park

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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary builder website.

Fort Lauderdale to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Estes Park is minus 2 hours. Expect colder evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Brownfield's ©
Brownfield's

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip builder app.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Idaho Springs
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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night
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.
On the 17th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, Buena Vista is little chillier than Colorado Springs - with highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary, see Off-Road Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Independence Pass.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planning app.

Drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Aspen sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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night
Glenwood Springs

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.
On the 21st (Sun), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Glenwood Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Durango

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Animas River Trail, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

Discover how to plan a Durango trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, you will find days in Durango are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours

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