14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Estes Park — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park trip itinerary maker app.

Pittsburgh to Estes Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in June, you will find days in Estes Park are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are little chillier (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Aspen.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Aspen — 3 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Aspen side-trips: Glenwood Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Thermal Spas). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen planner.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Aspen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Estes Park in June: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 79°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trip

Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 23rd (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Colorado Springs — 3 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs tour site.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Durango.
Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Adventure
Side Trips

Durango — 2 nights

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 (Tue), make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then shop like a local with Scenic Aperture Gallery. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Durango journey builder site.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Durango when traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Denver.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Denver — 3 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Take a break from Denver with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and stroll the grounds of Fort Logan National Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Denver, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Adventure
Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.