14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver trip planner .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Denver, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hidee Gold Mine, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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.
Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Wed), stroll around Riverside Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip tool .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Riverside Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
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.
Step out of Aspen to go to Glenwood Springs and see Thermal Spas, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aspen are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Estes Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Aspen to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in August, with highs in Estes Park at 37°C and lows at 15°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Fort Collins
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

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