11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Canon City
— 1 night
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
5
Denver
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights

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Estes Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Bear Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park online trip planner.

Joplin to Estes Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Joplin to Estes Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Joplin in May: high temperatures in Estes Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Water Body
Bear Lake
4.7

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Buena Vista

Buena Vista
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip maker site.

You can drive from Estes Park to Buena Vista in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Estes Park in May: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 62°F and lows are around 34°F. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City route website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in May; daily highs in Canon City reach 72°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

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Outdoor Activity
Royal Gorge Anglers
4.8

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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 31st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and then walk around Garden of the Gods. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally catch a live event at Olympic Training Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Canon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Entertainment Center
Battlefield Colorado
4.9

1
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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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 2nd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Hallett Peak has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak.

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Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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Must see
Trail Ridge Road
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
4.9

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