10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Crested Butte
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park travel route builder website.

Kalamazoo to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Rocky Mountain National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Kalamazoo in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

2
nights
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): trek along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail and then cruise along Kebler Pass.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Crested Butte itinerary planner.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Crested Butte by car takes about 6 hours. In June, Crested Butte is little chillier than Rocky Mountain National Park - with highs of 77°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): walk around McPhelemy Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Buena Vista Boulder Garden, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip builder website.

You can drive from Crested Butte to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Canon City online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. In June, Canon City is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 89°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): walk around Garden of the Gods. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally catch a live event at Olympic Training Center.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs journey planner.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. When traveling from Canon City in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver tour builder app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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