13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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13 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Durango
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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.
Explore hidden gems such as North Pole - Santa's Workshop and Horseback Riding Tours. Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and Battlefield Colorado will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc, view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, look for gifts at Downtown Manitou Springs, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner .

Charlotte to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 15th (Wed), cruise along Skyline Drive and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City day trip website .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you will find days in Canon City are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

2
nights
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get your bearings at Breckenridge Welcome Center. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along McCullough Gulch, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in the awesome beauty at Epic Discovery at Breck.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. While traveling from Canon City, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
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River Rafting & Tubing
Room Escape Games
Epic Discovery at Breck ©
Epic Discovery at Breck

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista vacation website .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Buena Vista in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in August: highs in Buena Vista hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Climbing Tours

2
nights
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 19th (Sun): stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature
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River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Treasure Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Spas & Wellness (in Pagosa Springs) and Mesa Verde National Park (Spruce Tree House, Balcony House, & more). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort and examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

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You can fly from Aspen to Durango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. August in Durango sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Treasure Falls
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Horseback Riding Tours
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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