11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Aspen
— 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
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
6
Colorado Springs
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary planning website .

Fort Lauderdale to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Denver. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Independence Pass. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): cruise along Independence Pass and then look for gifts at Snowmass Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary and then take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Aspen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in June, with highs in Aspen at 75°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Snowmass Sports
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

1
night
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip planning app .

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Canon City.
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Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

1
night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, expect Canon City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Pikes Peak Cog Railway has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then explore and take pictures at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then tour in style with Pikes Peak Cog Railway, and then get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Manitou Springs takes 1.5 hours. In July, Manitou Springs is little chillier than Canon City - with highs of 83°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

few
hours
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.
Pikes Peak has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): go for a walk through Pikes Peak, catch a live event at Olympic Training Center, then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Canon City in June, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Olympic Training Center ©
Olympic Training Center

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Soaring Tree Top Adventures as well as Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. On the 29th (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at Soaring Tree Top Adventures. On the next day, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then browse the exhibits of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Durango road trip planner .

Fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Durango when traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Cliff Palace
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Soaring Tree Top Adventures ©
Soaring Tree Top Adventures

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