21 days in Colorado Itinerary

21 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Copenhagen
Fly + Drive:  21 h 15 min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Loma
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Copenhagen

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Trail Ridge Road and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and shop like a local with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park road trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Rocky Mountain National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in July: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

4
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.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Evans. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Flatirons in Boulder, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: catch a live event at Coors Field, stop by Dardano's Shoes, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

2
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 22nd (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To plan Durango vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Durango takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Durango. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Loma.

Things to do in Durango

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest

1
night
Loma

Loma ©
Loma is an unincorporated community and census designated place in Mesa County, Colorado, United States.Loma is located 18.5mi northwest of Grand Junction. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Loma trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Durango to Loma in 4 hours. Traveling from Durango in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Loma: highs are around 39°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Loma

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Colorado National Monument, Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, Grand Mesa
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial ©
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial

4
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.
Get outdoors at Maroon Bells and Blue Sky Adventures. The adventure continues: hike along Hanging Lake Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Loma to Glenwood Springs takes 2 hours. Traveling from Loma in July, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are cooler (23°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maroon Bells, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Blue Sky Adventures ©
Blue Sky Adventures

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Sat), experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): catch a ride on Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canon City online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, expect Canon City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manitou Springs Incline, 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.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Traveling from Canon City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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