32 days in Colorado Itinerary

32 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Dinan
Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
1
Estes Park
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  5 h
2
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Buena Vista
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Florissant
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
8
Denver
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Dinan

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stop by Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park journey builder website.

Dinan, France to Estes Park is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dinan to Estes Park. Traveling from Dinan in July, expect nights in Estes Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Photography Tours

3
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.
Step out of Durango with an excursion to Million Dollar Highway in Silverton--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take a peaceful walk through San Juan National Forest, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Estes Park to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In July, Durango is a bit cooler than Estes Park - with highs of 35°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ouray side-trips: Telluride Outside (in Telluride) and Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Painted Wall, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, and contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ouray vacation builder website.

Getting from Durango to Ouray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Telluride
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Maroon Bells & Maroon Lake Scenic Trail). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, find something for the whole family at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and explore the activities along Hanging Lake.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs tour planning site.

You can drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ouray in July: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Buena Vista: Independence Pass (in Aspen) and South Park City Museum (in Fairplay). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista day trip planning website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Florissant.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Independence Pass, South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

3
nights
Florissant

Florissant ©
Florissant is a census-designated place and a U.S. Florissant Fossil Quarry has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florissant: Eleven Mile State Park (in Lake George) and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation (in Guffey). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, examine the collection at Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum, stroll through St Mary's Alice, and immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florissant holiday planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Florissant in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Buena Vista in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Florissant: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Florissant

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Divide, St Mary's Alice, Eleven Mile State Park, Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Florissant Fossil Quarry ©
Florissant Fossil Quarry
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Mueller State Park ©
Mueller State Park

4
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: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florissant to Colorado Springs takes an hour. When traveling from Florissant in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Flatirons (in Boulder), Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing, Argo Mill and Tunnel, &more) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Greeley, The Lodge Casino, Georgetown Firefighting Museum, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness

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