15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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night
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.
To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Durango trip itinerary maker site.

Newark to Durango is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Durango, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, Durango is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Scenic Aperture Gallery ©
Scenic Aperture Gallery

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Montgomery Reservoir, then view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends, and then see Off-Road Tours.

Discover how to plan a Buena Vista trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Durango to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Durango in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Montgomery Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Zipline

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Thu), hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online route planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Rocky Mountains, Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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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.
Visiting Trail Ridge Road and The Beach at Grand Lake will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Hallett Peak & Milner Pass). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park tour app.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for much warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around 89°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, The Beach at Grand Lake
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Photography Tours

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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Skyline Drive (in Canon City). The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fountain Creek Nature Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel tool.

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Estes Park in August: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Canon City, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Fountain Creek Nature Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

3
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.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Gateway Mesa Open Space Park. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park), Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs) and Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail (in Castle Rock). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip builder.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Castle Rock, Winter Park Resort, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

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