9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Estes Park
— 1 night
2
Aspen
— 1 night
3
Telluride
— 2 nights
4
Durango
— 2 nights
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
6
Denver
— 1 night

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip planner.

Naples to Estes Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Naples to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naples in July, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Estes Park. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aspen.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Museums
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Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Lost Man Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Aspen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in July, expect Aspen to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. You'll set off for Telluride on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Aspen

Trails Parks Outdoors

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Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. On the 12th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Cornet Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with San Juan Outdoor Adventures, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Valley Floor, and then head outdoors with Via Ferrata.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Telluride road trip site.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Telluride takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in July, expect nights in Telluride to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Durango.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
San Juan Outdoor Adventures ©
San Juan Outdoor Adventures
Hope Lake ©
Hope Lake

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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 14th (Tue): hike along The Colorado Trail and then examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thenexplore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and finally get outside with Duranglers Flies and Supplies.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Durango journey planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Telluride to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Telluride in July, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Duranglers Flies and Supplies ©
Duranglers Flies and Supplies

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Adventures Out West, thenfind something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning app.

Getting from Durango to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Adventures Out West, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Forney Museum of Transportation ©
Forney Museum of Transportation
Clyfford Still Museum ©
Clyfford Still Museum

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