31 days in Colorado Itinerary

31 days in Colorado Itinerary

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31 days in Colorado Itinerary

Valencia
Fly:  18​h
Denver
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  2​h
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Glenwood Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Valencia

5
days
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.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Downtown Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley) and Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, and stop by Dardano's Shoes.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denver tour website .

Valencia, Venezuela to Denver is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Valencia to Denver is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Valencia in June, expect Denver to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Pearl Street Mall
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Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

5
days
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Pikes Peak, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
days
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Canon City tour site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Canon City by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Canon City, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

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

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 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canon City in July: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Buena Vista River Park ©
Buena Vista River Park

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Honeyville, delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest, and then see the interesting displays at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Durango journey planning site .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest

4
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.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. When in Glenwood Springs, make a side trip to see Maroon Bells in Aspen, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: trek along Hanging Lake Trail, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains.

To see maps and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip planning tool .

You can drive from Durango to Glenwood Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. While traveling from Durango, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Maroon Bells, Rocky Mountains
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

4
days
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Bring the kids along to Steamboat Ski Resort and Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, try out the rides at Old Town Hot Springs, and take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs route maker site .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

5
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.
Attractions like Carousel of Happiness and Horseback Riding Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Rocky Mountain National Park with an excursion to The Old Fashion Candy Store in Estes Park--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, hike along Emerald Lake Trail, stroll through Twin Sisters Peaks Trail, and stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Estes Park, Carousel of Happiness
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Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Horseback Riding Tours

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