15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, then explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and finally get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Denver is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in July, with highs in Denver at 36°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Golden History Museum & Park, Hidee Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then relax and float downstream 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, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista day trip website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in July; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Maroon Bells, The John Denver Sanctuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs journey maker.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Aspen
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Durango attractions tool.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, you will find days in Durango are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Zipline

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Estes Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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