41 days in Colorado Itinerary

41 days in Colorado Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 33 nights
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
3
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights

33
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.
Kids will enjoy 16th Street Mall and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Museum-lovers will appreciate Denver Art Museum and Molly Brown House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Photography Tours (in Estes Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Midland to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Midland to Denver is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Midland, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trail Ridge Road, River Rafting & Tubing, Photography Tours
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Manitou Cliff Dwellings, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends, thenmingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg. On your second day here, explore the activities along Clear Creek Reservoir and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with highs in Buena Vista at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

South Park City Museum
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

3
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, thendelve into the distant past at Far View Sites, thendelve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center, thenget a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center, and then explore the ancient world of Hovenweep National Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or fly. When traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cortez, The Anasazi Heritage Center
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House

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