14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Buena Vista
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Idaho Springs (Liquid Descent Whitewater Rafting & AVA Rafting & Zipline). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Divide Brewery, do a tasting at Balistreri Vineyards, and get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder tool .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from London to Denver, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, expect nights in Denver to be slightly colder, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Outdoors Spas

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio, Breckenridge Brewery
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AVA Rafting & Zipline ©
AVA Rafting & Zipline
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour
Great Divide Brewery ©
Great Divide Brewery

1
night
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): add some fun to your beach time Rocky Mountain Adventures, then get a new perspective on things with A1 Wildwater Rafting, and then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Fort Collins sightseeing site .

You can drive from Denver to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Fort Collins are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Rocky Mountain Adventures ©
Rocky Mountain Adventures
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Bear Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park), The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake) and Left Hand Brewing Company (in Longmont). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Affinity Massage and Wellness Center, take an in-depth tour of Estes Park Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bootstrap Brewing.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Estes Park trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. In October in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Spas Outdoors

Side Trips

Bear Lake, The Beach at Grand Lake, Bootstrap Brewing, Left Hand Brewing Company
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Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Affinity Massage and Wellness Center ©
Estes Park Massage ©
Estes Park Massage

3
nights
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a short side trip with Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting, let the river carry you with The Adventure Company, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Elevation Beer Company. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Twin Lakes and then let the river carry you with Browns Canyon Rafting.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista road trip planning website .

Getting from Estes Park to Buena Vista by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Estes Park in October, expect Buena Vista to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Elevation Beer Company, Twin Lakes
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The Adventure Company ©
The Adventure Company
Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company
Twin Lakes ©
Twin Lakes

3
nights
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.
Step out of Durango with an excursion to Ice Lakes in Silverton--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours, explore the activities along Haviland Lake, take a tour by water with Southwest Raft & Jeep, and relax and float downstream with Flexible Flyers Rafting.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Durango road trip planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Durango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Haviland Lake, Ice Lakes
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Ice Lakes ©
Ice Lakes

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