14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Corpus Christi
Fly:  6 h
1
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Corpus Christi

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery and then see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Scenic Aperture Gallery, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Columba Catholic Church, and finally take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango trip itinerary maker.

Corpus Christi to Durango is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corpus Christi to Durango due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Corpus Christi in June: highs in Durango hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Museums Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, thenexplore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Long House.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Photography Tours and Trail Ridge Road. Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Art Center of Estes Park Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Estes Park with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Fort Collins, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at Brownfield's, take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Blown Glass, and shop like a local with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June since evenings lows in Estes Park dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum. Denver Museum of Nature & Science and American Museum of Western Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Boulder (Liberty Puzzles & Pearl Street Mall) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, and see where the action happens at Coors Field.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Denver planning site.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulder, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll around McPhelemy Park, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and then get engrossed in the history at Buena Vista Heritage Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Buena Vista dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Buena Vista Heritage Museum ©
Buena Vista Heritage Museum

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): cruise along Skyline Drive, thenstop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Canon City trip maker website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. In June, Canon City is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 89°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Gold Mine Rock Shop ©
The Gold Mine Rock Shop

3
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.
Head to Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Garden of the Gods Trading Postfor plenty of shopping. National Museum of World War II Aviation and Old Colorado City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide, approximately Divide away. The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning app.

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. While traveling from Canon City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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