14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Athens

2
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.
On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker website .

Athens, Greece to Colorado Springs is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Colorado Springs is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): cruise along Skyline Drive, then stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Canon City trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect nights in Canon City to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Gold Mine Rock Shop ©
The Gold Mine Rock Shop

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 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Buena Vista Heritage Museum, then stroll through Buena Vista River Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. In August, Buena Vista is slightly colder than Canon City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Buena Vista Heritage Museum ©
Buena Vista Heritage Museum

1
night
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 9th (Fri), hop aboard Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and then trek along Animas River Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango 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 August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

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 in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and make a trip to Independence Pass.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aspen online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Durango to Aspen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durango in August: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in August; daily highs in Rocky Mountain National Park reach 37°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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