11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Estes Park
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Frisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouray
— 1 night
Drive
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Earthwood Artisans, look for gifts at Glen Haven General Store, then get all the equipment you need at Never Summer Mountain Products, and finally stroll through The Beach at Grand Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park itinerary builder site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Estes Park is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, plan for little chillier nights in Estes Park, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Frisco.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Copper Mountain and then stop by Ready Paint Fire!. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Breckenridge Hat Company, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge, then stop by Olive Fusion, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Frisco trip planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Frisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Estes Park, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Frisco, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trips

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 6th (Mon), look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, trek along Yampa River Core Trail, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Frisco to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Frisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

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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 7th (Tue): stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Ouray in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in May, plan for little chillier days in Ouray, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 8th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Two Old Crows, look for gifts at Made in Colorado Shoppe, then take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in May: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

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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 9th (Thu), walk around North Cheyenne Canon Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs tour itinerary app.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.