13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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13 days in Colorado Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Buena Vista
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  2​h
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City

1
day
Durango

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 1st (Sun), look for gifts at Animas Chocolate Company.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip maker site .

New York City to Durango is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Durango dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

#Tours, #Adventure, #Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Animas Chocolate Company ©
Animas Chocolate Company

1
day
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, and then take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Heritage Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Buena Vista day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Buena Vista takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Durango in July, with highs in Buena Vista at 80°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy
Buena Vista Heritage Museum ©
Buena Vista Heritage Museum

1
day
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Canon City online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 90°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

2
days
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pikes Peak. On your second day here, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and finally explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online trip builder .

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
days
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 7th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally browse the fresh offerings at The Source. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Zoo and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

2
days
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the activities along Bear Lake, then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, and then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, then look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, then stop by Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park driving holiday website .

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Horseback Riding Tours

2
days
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.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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