15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rock Cut Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, then explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Estes Park trip simple and quick.

Cincinnati to Estes Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cincinnati to Estes Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Estes Park, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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 16th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally explore the activities along Crown Hill Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver journey planning website.

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 in Denver, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Skyline Drive (in Canon City). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Canon City, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Sun), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista online trip builder.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in June: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 79°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
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.
Attractions like Maroon Bells and Hanging Lake Trail make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, explore the activities along Hanging Lake, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs itinerary site.

Drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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

3
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 26th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Million Dollar Highway, then explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Durango tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Durango takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Durango hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

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