11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Shuttle:  8​h 15​min
1
Frisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Boston

1
night
Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 19th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Frisco trip itinerary builder site .

Boston to Frisco is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Frisco is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Boston in June, with highs in Frisco at 60°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Frisco

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
River Rafting & Tubing
Room Escape Games

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Heritage Museum, then stroll through Buena Vista River Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip tool .

Traveling by car from Frisco to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Frisco in June, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Buena Vista Heritage Museum ©
Buena Vista Heritage Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Aspen, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alpine Chapel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Cascade Falls Park, then trek along Perimeter Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ouray trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Ouray takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Aspen in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Telluride
Highlights from your plan
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

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night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

Plan a Mesa Verde National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouray in June, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

3
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.
On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 54°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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