15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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.
On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denver tour itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Carousel of Happiness, Littleton Museum
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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 12th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the activities along Bear Lake, then get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

Plan trip to Colorado Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Yampa River and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, things will get slightly colder in Buena Vista: highs are around 19°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains, and then take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (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. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Million Dollar Highway, then stop by Earthen Vessel Gallery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, you will find days in Durango are warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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

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