11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aspen
— 2 nights
2
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
3
Durango
— 2 nights
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary builder website.

Kalamazoo to Aspen is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalamazoo to Aspen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kalamazoo in July since evenings lows in Aspen dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Durango trip maker website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, you will find days in Durango are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
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Off-Road Tours
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 8th (Wed), meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

Plan my day in Colorado Springs using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Durango to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, then explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, daytime highs in Estes Park are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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