18 days in Colorado Itinerary

18 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Fort Myers, Florida
fly:  13 h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Cripple Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Pueblo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Rye
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Alamosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
End: Fort Myers, Florida

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Wild Animal Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Denver trip builder tool.

Fort Myers to Denver is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Myers in June, things will get little chillier in Denver: highs are around 83°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum ©
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, then browse the exhibits of Peterson Air & Space Museum, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): hike along Seven Bridges Trail, identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park, then see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and finally examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Miramont Castle Museum, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

2
nights
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for gifts at Cripple Creek, contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum, then try your luck at The Brass Ass Casino, and finally try your luck at Bronco Billy's Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Poudre Canyon, then admire the majestic nature at Eleven Mile State Park, and then grab your bike and head to St Mary's Alice.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cripple Creek travel route planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Pueblo.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Colorado, Eleven Mile State Park
Highlights from your plan
Poudre Canyon ©
Poudre Canyon
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum
Eleven Mile State Park ©
Eleven Mile State Park

2
nights
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wet Mountains. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Pueblo Heritage Museum, admire the masterpieces at Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, then steep yourself in history at Rosemount Museum, and finally head outdoors with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pueblo trip builder app.

Drive from Cripple Creek to Pueblo in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Pueblo

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
Rosemount Museum ©
Rosemount Museum
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo ©
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo

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nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation, get engrossed in the history at Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center, and then learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers, see the interesting displays at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, and then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Canon City online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pueblo to Canon City takes an hour. June in Canon City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rye.

Things to do in Canon City

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation, Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center
Highlights from your plan
Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center ©
Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

1
night
Rye

Rye ©
Rye is a Statutory Town in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bishop Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rye trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Canon City to Rye in 1.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Canon City in June: highs in Rye hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 42°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alamosa.

Things to do in Rye

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle

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nights
Alamosa

Alamosa ©
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The San Luis Valley Museum, identify plant and animal life at Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at San Luis Valley Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alamosa trip planner.

Getting from Rye to Alamosa by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Rye in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alamosa, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Alamosa

Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Luis Valley Brewing Company ©
San Luis Valley Brewing Company
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge ©
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge
The San Luis Valley Museum ©
The San Luis Valley Museum

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery, and then admire the sheer force of Rifle Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then have fun and explore at Glenwood Railroad Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon, and finally trek along Grizzly Creek Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Alamosa to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Alamosa in June, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Canyon, Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, Rifle Falls
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Glenwood Canyon ©
Glenwood Canyon

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nights
Denver

Denver ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, then examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dinosaur Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Georgetown Firefighting Museum, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Paris Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, then take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, and finally engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver holiday planning site.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, Denver is a bit warmer than Glenwood Springs - with highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Georgetown, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Argo Mill and Tunnel, Dinosaur Ridge, Golden History Museum & Park
Highlights from your plan
Forney Museum of Transportation ©
Forney Museum of Transportation
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

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