13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Boulder
— 2 nights
2
Estes Park
— 1 day
3
Grand Lake
— 1 night
4
Salida
— 1 night
5
Montrose
— 1 night
6
Telluride
— 1 night
7
Durango
— 1 night
8
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
9
Alamosa
— 1 night
10
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
11
Denver
— 1 night

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulder Creek Path and then stroll around Settler's Park. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mesa Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Boulder online trip itinerary planner.

Tampa to Boulder is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Tampa in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Boulder: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Settler's Park ©
Settler's Park
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

1
day
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.
Emerald Lake Trail has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, stop by Brownfield's, thentake in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain, and finally appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park holiday planning site.

You can drive from Boulder to Estes Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Estes Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Deer Mountain ©
Deer Mountain

1
night
Grand Lake

Grand Lake
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Lake road trip app.

You can drive from Estes Park to Grand Lake in 2 hours. While traveling from Estes Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Grand Lake, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salida.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Salida

Salida
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salida attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Grand Lake to Salida takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Lake, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Salida, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to Montrose.

Things to do in Salida

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Montrose

Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll around Montrose Water Sports Park, get engrossed in the history at Ute Indian Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Montrose Botanic Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Montrose vacation planner.

You can drive from Salida to Montrose in 3 hours. September in Montrose sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Telluride.

Things to do in Montrose

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Montrose Water Sports Park ©
Montrose Water Sports Park
Ute Indian Museum ©
Ute Indian Museum
Montrose Botanic Gardens ©
Montrose Botanic Gardens

1
night
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. On the 21st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Valley Floor and then trek along Hope Lake.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Telluride trip planner.

Getting from Montrose to Telluride by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, Telluride is a bit cooler than Montrose - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Durango.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hope Lake ©
Hope Lake

1
night
Durango

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 (Tue), stroll through Animas Mountain Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail, thenstroll through Rotary Park, and finally head outdoors with Duranglers Flies and Supplies.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Durango trip builder app.

Traveling by shuttle from Telluride to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Telluride, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Duranglers Flies and Supplies ©
Duranglers Flies and Supplies
Rotary Park ©
Rotary Park

1
night
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Lobo Overlook / Radio Tower and then hike along Fourmile Falls Trail. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Diamond Hitch Stables, thentake in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer, and then stroll through San Juan River Walk.

Before you visit Pagosa Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Durango to Pagosa Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Durango in September, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alamosa.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Hitch Stables ©
Diamond Hitch Stables
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Fourmile Falls Trail ©
Fourmile Falls Trail

1
night
Alamosa

Alamosa
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alamosa day trip website.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Alamosa takes 2 hours. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in September, plan for little chillier nights in Alamosa, with lows around °F. You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Alamosa

Parks Wildlife Tours

1
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 25th (Fri), get outside with Adventures Out West, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Alamosa to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Traveling from Alamosa in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Divide, Adventures Out West
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West

1
night
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 26th (Sat), cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Denver are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cherry Creek Trail
Cherry Creek Trail
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

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