13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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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.
When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, approximately Canon City away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs visit planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Evans and Sanctuary Golf Club. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Great Frontier Brewing Company (in Lakewood), Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park) and 105 West Brewing Company (in Castle Rock). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Denver sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Golf · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Great Frontier Brewing Company, 105 West Brewing Company, Sanctuary Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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nights
Estes Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Trail Ridge Road and River Rafting & Tubing. When in Estes Park, make a side trip to see New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, approximately Fort Collins away. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park day trip app.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Estes Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Fort Collins
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Photography Tours

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 6th (Tue): walk around Riverside Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Elevation Beer Company, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista travel route builder website.

You can drive from Estes Park to Buena Vista in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Buena Vista is a bit cooler than Estes Park - with highs of 77°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Elevation Beer Company
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Step out of Aspen with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aspen travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Aspen, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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