13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 1 night

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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.
Estes Park is known for nightlife, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, stop by Downtown Estes Park, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Estes Park travel route site.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 30-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Estes Park, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours
Photography Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denver travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Denver sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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nights
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.
Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For more things to do and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 15th (Thu), experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Buena Vista River Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, Buena Vista is little chillier than Colorado Springs - with highs of 77°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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Aspen

Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks
Highlights from your plan
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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