14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
4
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  14​h 45​min
End: Exeter

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.
Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to Loveland (Room Escape Games & Benson Park Sculpture Garden), Fort Collins (Annual Flower Trial Garden & New Belgium Brewing) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Estes Park road trip planner .

Exeter, UK to Estes Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Exeter to Estes Park, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Fort Collins, Loveland
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas
Photography Tours

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.
Aspen is known for nature, adventure, scenic drive, trails, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, get lost in a book at Pitkin County Library, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aspen day trip tool .

Getting from Estes Park to Aspen by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Estes Park in October, with highs in Aspen at 18°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, look for all kinds of wild species at Cottonwood Creek Park, and see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Aspen to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in October: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 22°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Guanella Pass (in Georgetown). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, stroll the grounds of Fort Logan National Cemetary, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Denver route builder website .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hidee Gold Mine, Guanella Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing

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