14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Leadville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Frisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Estes Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Telluride
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Orlando

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 18th (Wed), stop by Snowmass Sports and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip planning tool .

Orlando to Aspen is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to Aspen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, you will find days in Aspen are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are colder (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Leadville.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Snowmass Sports
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Snowmass Sports ©
Snowmass Sports
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

few
hours
Leadville

Leadville ©
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Israel, and then browse the exhibits of Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Leadville journey planner .

Drive from Aspen to Leadville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Aspen in July: high temperatures in Leadville hover around 72°F and lows are around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Leadville

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Temple Israel ©
Temple Israel

3
nights
Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Frisco Historic Park and Museum, take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, then stop by Ready Paint Fire!, and finally get answers to all your questions at Breckenridge Welcome Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Epic Discovery at Breck, see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Frisco trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Leadville to Frisco by car takes about an hour. When traveling from Leadville in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Frisco: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Frisco

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Breckenridge
Highlights from your plan
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum
Barney Ford Victorian House ©
Barney Ford Victorian House
Ready Paint Fire! ©
Ready Paint Fire!

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, stop by Laura's Fine Candy, get a taste of the local shopping with Mountain Blown Glass, then stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, and finally look for gifts at Brownfield's.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip planner .

You can drive from Frisco to Estes Park in 3 hours. When traveling from Frisco in July, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 59°F at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum ©
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Estes Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car; or drive. July in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

3
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ouray County Museum and Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. Ouray Alchemist Museum and Museum of the Mountain West are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Ouray to go to Montrose and see Ute Indian Museum, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, stroll through Perimeter Trail, don't miss a visit to Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and admire the sheer force of Uncompahgre Gorge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray journey builder website .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July: high temperatures in Ouray hover around 75°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Telluride.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Montrose
Highlights from your plan
Ute Indian Museum ©
Ute Indian Museum
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum

2
nights
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stop by Telluride Trappings and Toggery, stop by Telluride Truffle, then wander the streets of Town Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Telluride Historical Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Telluride vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ouray to Telluride in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Telluride Historical Museum ©
Telluride Historical Museum
New Sheridan Hotel ©
New Sheridan Hotel
Telluride Truffle ©
Telluride Truffle

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