14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Santander
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  19​h 30​min
1
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Santander

2
nights
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll through McCullough Gulch, and then cruise along Boreas Pass Road. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Vail Recreation Path, trek along Booth Falls Trail, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip planner .

Santander, Spain to Breckenridge is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Santander to Breckenridge is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Santander in September, expect Breckenridge to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Vail, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Boreas Pass Road ©
Boreas Pass Road

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin, examine the collection at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, and then explore the activities along Cottonwood Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Leadville, Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Lake ©
Cottonwood Lake

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Maroon Bells and Rio Grande Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rocky Mountains and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Step out of Aspen to go to Glenwood Springs and see Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Aspen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountains, Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: hike along Yampa River Core Trail, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then hit the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Steamboat Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum and Bear Necessities & Cubs. Take a break from the city and head to Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road. Take a break from Rocky Mountain National Park with a short trip to Horsetooth Mountain Open Space in Fort Collins, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Steamboat Springs in September, with highs in Rocky Mountain National Park at 32°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Estes Park, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
Highlights from your plan
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space ©
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

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