14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Honolulu to Estes Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Estes Park. Traveling from Honolulu in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Estes Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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 11th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver trip builder.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. On your second day here, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: walk around Buena Vista River Park and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, things will get slightly colder in Buena Vista: highs are around 80°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

3
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
Take a break from Glenwood Springs with a short trip to Maroon Bells in Aspen, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in July, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas

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 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, then admire the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Durango online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

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

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