11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nashville
Drive:  25 h
1
Crested Butte
— 2 nights
Drive:  26 h 30 min
2
Vail
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Lyons
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  18 h 15 min
End: Nashville

2
nights
Crested Butte

Crested Butte
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Crested Butte trip itinerary maker tool.

Nashville to Crested Butte is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Crested Butte is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in June, expect nights in Crested Butte to be much colder, around 41°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. You'll set off for Vail on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors Parks Trails

few
hours
Vail

Vail
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vail route maker website.

Drive from Crested Butte to Vail in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Crested Butte in June: highs in Vail hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 45°F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Lyons.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Lyons

Lyons ©
The Town of Lyons is a Statutory Town in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lyons Redstone Museum, sample the fine beverages at Spirit Hound Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, then admire the sheer force of Ouzel Falls, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Old Gallery Allenspark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Indian Peaks Wilderness.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lyons online journey planner.

Getting from Vail to Lyons by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Vail in June, expect nights in Lyons to be a bit warmer, around 54°F, while days are much warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Denver.

Things to do in Lyons

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Ouzel  Falls ©
Ouzel Falls
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Indian Peaks Wilderness ©
Indian Peaks Wilderness

3
nights
Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Denver route planner.

Traveling by car from Lyons to Denver takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Cherry Creek State Park, Lookout Mountain, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge ©
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

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