15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Valparaiso, Florida
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
1
Fruita
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Silverton
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Denver
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Aspen
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Valparaiso, Florida

1
night
Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fruita trip maker site.

Valparaiso to Fruita is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Valparaiso, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Fruita, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Fruita

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grand Junction, Colorado National Monument, Red Fox Cellars
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Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Red Fox Cellars ©
Red Fox Cellars
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Million Dollar Highway. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): go deep underground at Idarado Mine and then cruise along Million Dollar Highway. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Silverton Powdercats, stroll through Kendall Mountain, and then look for gifts at Route 550 Gifts.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Silverton driving holiday planner.

Getting from Fruita to Silverton by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Fruita in November, you will find days in Silverton are a bit cooler (45°F), and nights are about the same (27°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Silverton

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Kendall Mountain ©
Kendall Mountain
Silverton Powdercats ©
Silverton Powdercats

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Silverton to Estes Park with the Route module. While traveling from Silverton, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Photography Tours

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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, shop like a local with 16th Street Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Denver, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Denver are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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 10th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Garden of the Gods, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, and then gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip site.

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas & Hanging Lake Trail) and Carbondale Branch Library (in Carbondale). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, walk around The John Denver Sanctuary, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and get great views at Independence Pass.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen online trip maker.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Colorado Springs in November, expect Aspen to be a bit cooler, temps between 47°F and 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Carbondale Branch Library
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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