47 days in Colorado Itinerary

47 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Berlin
Fly:  15 h
1
Denver
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Buena Vista
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Breckenridge
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Glenwood Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Ouray
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Durango
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Estes Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Berlin

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, and stroll through Flatirons.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online road trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Denver is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Denver, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Boulder, Crown Hill Park, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Golden History Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Canon City (Skyline Drive & River Rafting & Tubing) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Canon City, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

4
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buena Vista: Leadville (National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum & Hopemore Mine Tour) and Aspen (Cathedral Lake Trail & Independence Pass). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see Off-Road Tours, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and walk around Buena Vista River Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in July, with highs in Buena Vista at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Leadville, Aspen
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

5
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Breckenridge: Loveland Pass (in Keystone), South Park City Museum (in Fairplay) and Vail (Booth Falls Trail, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, &more). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Vail Pass Path, look for all kinds of wild species at Fairy Forest, make a trip to Main Street, and take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge attractions planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Breckenridge in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Vail, Loveland Pass, River Rafting & Tubing, Guanella Pass, South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Venture out of the city with trips to Byers Canyon (in Hot Sulphur Springs), Museum of Northwest Colorado (in Craig) and Latigo Ranch (in Kremmling). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs route planning website.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in July, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Byers Canyon, Museum of Northwest Colorado, Latigo Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Boat Tours & Water Sports

5
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, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, &more). There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and explore the world behind art at Carbondale Public Art.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip builder website.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains, Carbondale Public Art
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Ouray: Telluride Outside (in Telluride), Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park & South Rim Road) and Montrose (Museum of the Mountain West & Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Ridgway Visitors Center and Railroad Museum, explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ouray online travel route planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, you will find days in Ouray are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Telluride, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Montrose, Ridgway Visitors Center and Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton), Mesa Verde National Park (Long House & Balcony House) and Pagosa Springs (Treasure Falls & Piedra River Trail). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, and shop like a local with Earthen Vessel Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Durango itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Durango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in August: highs in Durango hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Pagosa Springs, Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake) and Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Durango to Estes Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Durango in August, you will find days in Estes Park are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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
Horseback Riding Tours

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