13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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La Junta
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Denver Union Station and Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like 16th Street Mall and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will thrill your kids. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Ridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver tour itinerary maker tool.

Pittsburgh to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in May, things will get slightly colder in Denver: highs are around 66°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

1
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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Thu), walk around McPhelemy Park, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Denver to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Denver in May, expect little chillier with lows of 34°F in Buena Vista. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

4
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and River Rafting & Tubing. Old Colorado City and Manitou Cliff Dwellings will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

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Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in May, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 68°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to La Junta.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
La Junta

La Junta ©
La Junta is the city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Otero County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, then explore the stunning scenery at Picketwire Canyonlands, and then get engrossed in the history at Otero Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the La Junta itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to La Junta takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with highs in La Junta at 92°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in La Junta

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site ©
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Otero Museum ©
Otero Museum

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Cliff Palace and Long House will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Balcony House, make a trip to Park Point, get to know the fascinating history of Far View Sites, and cruise along Ruins Road.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park itinerary site.

Traveling by car from La Junta to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from La Junta in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around 46°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

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