13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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13 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Prague

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Twist and Shout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Union Station, then browse the different shops at 16th Street Mall, then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary maker tool .

Prague, Czech Republic to Denver is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Prague to Denver, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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 27th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House and then explore the ancient world of Balcony House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

2
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.
On the 29th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then hop aboard Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Wed), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To plan Buena Vista vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Durango to Buena Vista by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Durango in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): catch a ride on Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in May: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 29°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

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

3
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.
Get outdoors at Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. Visit Old Colorado City Historic District and Manitou Cliff Dwellings for their historical value. Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, see where the action happens at Olympic Training Center, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online day trip planner .

Getting from Canon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in June, you will find days in Colorado Springs are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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