17 days in Colorado, Park City & Salt Lake City Itinerary

17 days in Colorado, Park City & Salt Lake City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Fly
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Denver
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly
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Park City
— 1 night
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Nederland
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Nederland
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

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Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary site.

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Denver is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in May, with highs in Denver at 66°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
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Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. You've now added BV Jeeps & ATVs to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in May, with highs in Buena Vista at 62°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Aspen

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks

Park City

— 1 night
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Park City Alpine Slide has been added to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Park City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Park City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in May, expect nights in Park City to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Park City

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Salt Lake City

— 5 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Salt Lake City is known for historic sites, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City planning site.

Drive from Park City to Salt Lake City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Park City in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nederland.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Nederland

— 2 nights
The Town of Nederland, locally known as "Ned", is a Statutory Town located near Barker Meadow Reservoir in the mountains of southwest Boulder County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Carousel of Happiness to your itinerary. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nederland trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Salt Lake City to Nederland with the Route module. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect Nederland to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nederland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.