14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Denver — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Annual Flower Trial Garden (in Fort Collins), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Coors Brewery, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Cleveland to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cleveland to Denver. Traveling from Cleveland in June, you will find days in Denver are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are a bit cooler (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Durango.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Durango trip maker website.

Getting from Denver to Durango by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in June, Durango is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Aspen.
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Aspen — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Glenwood Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Thermal Spas). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary, and trek along Lost Man Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Durango to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Durango, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.
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Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista vacation builder app.

Drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 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 1st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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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.
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