13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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13 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h
1
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Durango trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Durango is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Durango due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, Durango is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Durango

Tours
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3
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.
Step out of Aspen with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, explore the world behind art at Aspen Art Museum, and look for gifts at Snowmass Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Durango to Aspen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Durango in May: highs in Aspen hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Snowmass Sports
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Art Museum ©
Aspen Art Museum
Thermal Spas

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip planning app .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get around town with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in May, with highs in Canon City at 29°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip site .

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Canon City in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature & Science will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Union Station, stop by Tattered Cover Bookstore, and explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

Discover how to plan a Denver trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. May in Denver sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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