10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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
bus:  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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park vacation planning app .

Kalamazoo to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kalamazoo in June, expect nights in Rocky Mountain National Park to be little chillier, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to 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
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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 in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): trek along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail and then take a memorable drive along Kebler Pass.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Crested Butte planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Crested Butte takes 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, with highs in Crested Butte at 77°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel 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. On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at McPhelemy Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Buena Vista Boulder Garden, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista road trip site .

Drive from Crested Butte to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in June, with highs in Canon City at 89°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak and then stroll through Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally make a trip to Olympic Training Center.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings 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: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver holiday tool .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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