16 days in Colorado Itinerary

16 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango
— 1 night
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Canon City
— 1 night
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
6
Estes Park
— 3 nights
7
Denver
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Durango is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Pittsburgh in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durango, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to see Thermal Spas about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, explore and take pictures at Independence Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Aspen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for slightly colder days in Aspen, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, walk around Buena Vista River Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista travel planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Buena Vista sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): cruise along Skyline Drive, thenlook for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City trip planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Canon City by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect Canon City to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Gold Mine Rock Shop ©
The Gold Mine Rock Shop

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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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. When traveling from Canon City in June, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: Fort Collins (New Belgium Brewing Company & River Rafting & Tubing) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get answers to all your questions at Estes Park Visitor Center, view the masterpieces at Bear Necessities & Cubs, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planning app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Estes Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Fort Collins, Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
Step out of Denver to go to Idaho Springs and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: catch a live event at Coors Field, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denver day trip website.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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