14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado tour planner

Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip website.

Lexington to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lexington to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lexington in October, Colorado Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Step out of Denver to go to Castle Rock and see The EDGE Ziplines & Adventures, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, appreciate the history behind The Colorado Freedom Memorial, and sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Denver itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, then shop like a local with Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and finally partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Estes Park to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Estes Park in October, expect Steamboat Springs to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Aspen

— 4 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & Thermal Spas). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, take in the local highlights with Dean's Aspen Tours, and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Aspen tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.