12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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12 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Silverton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Toronto

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs travel planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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 15th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then look for gifts at Brownfield's, and finally take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Spas

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 16th (Fri), stroll around Riverside Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see a world frozen in time at Winfield.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip planner .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Buena Vista in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Riverside Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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 17th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then cruise along Independence Pass.

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You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Aspen sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

2
nights
Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Middleton Motorsports. On the 19th (Mon), explore the activities along Island Lake, take an in-depth tour of San Juan County Historical Society, and then head outdoors with Middleton Motorsports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Route 550 Gifts and then take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Silverton trip maker .

You can drive from Aspen to Silverton in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Aspen in August, expect nights in Silverton to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Silverton

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
Highlights from your plan
Middleton Motorsports ©
Middleton Motorsports
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
San Juan County Historical Society ©

3
nights
Durango

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.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the ancient world of Long House and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Balcony House, delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Durango trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Silverton to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Silverton in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Durango, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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