13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
5
Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 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.
Visit Denver Union Station and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and see where the action happens at Coors Field.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Denver online trip itinerary maker.

Orlando to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in June: high temperatures in Denver hover around 83°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, hike along Emerald Lake Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach at Grand Lake.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Estes Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Spas

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Ruins Road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Petroglyph Point Hike, and then explore the ancient world of Long House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Park Point, delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Estes Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave, then hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Rifle Gap State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip maker site.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Glenwood Springs in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, you will find days in Buena Vista are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Old Colorado City. Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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