15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
2
Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
3
Durango
— 3 nights
4
Estes Park
— 3 nights

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ouzel Falls. On the 29th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, thenidentify plant and animal life at Many Parks Curve Overlook, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longs Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): hike along Tundra Communities Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park travel itinerary planner.

Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Cherry Creek State Park. Do your shopping at Garden of the Gods Trading Post and Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Mueller State Park (in Divide), Canon City (Tunnel Drive & River Rafting & Tubing) and Roxborough State Park (in Littleton). And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, wander the streets of Old Colorado City, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Divide, Canon City, Roxborough State Park, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park

3
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Durango

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 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, thenexplore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail, explore the galleries of Toh-Atin Gallery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Durango tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Cortez Cultural Center ©
Cortez Cultural Center
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Tiny Town Miniature Golf, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Swetsville Zoo, thenhike along Devil's Backbone Trail, and then stop by Laura's Fine Candy.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary builder tool.

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, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Devil's Backbone Trail, Swetsville Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum ©
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum
Swetsville Zoo ©
Swetsville Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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