14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Canon City to see River Rafting & Tubing about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker.

Indianapolis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Indianapolis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll around Riverside Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, expect Buena Vista to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Aspen

Aspen ©

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.
Step out of Aspen with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, admire all the interesting features of Independence Pass, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Spas · Scenic Drive

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

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Fort Collins (New Belgium Brewing Company & River Rafting & Tubing). And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get answers to all your questions at Estes Park Visitor Center, and view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Estes Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, Estes Park is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of 81°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours
Spas

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Denver are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine

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