14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Durango
— 3 nights
7
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

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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.
On the 19th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

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Newark to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Nature Parks
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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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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 20th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip tool .

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Estes Park are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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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 22nd (Wed), walk around Garden of the Gods, step into the grandiose world of Miramont Castle Museum, and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and then deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Miramont Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
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

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 24th (Fri), walk around Buena Vista River Park, see Off-Road Tours, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in July, with highs in Buena Vista at 80°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

2
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.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Independence Pass.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Aspen online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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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 27th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, then shop like a local with Scenic Aperture Gallery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Durango online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

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Durango

On the 29th (Wed), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of life in the country at James Ranch Market, hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort, and then hike along Animas River Trail.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Durango tour planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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