9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
1
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Durango
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Taxi:  5 h
4
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Denver
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Boston

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen road trip site.

Boston to Aspen is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Aspen is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in July, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Aspen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista road trip planning website.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Durango road trip app.

Getting from Buena Vista to Durango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road. On your second day here, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Durango to Estes Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Durango in August, you will find days in Estes Park are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

3
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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo & Garden of the Gods) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver itinerary maker app.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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