14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Denver

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes ScooTours Denver Scooter Rental as well as Denver Botanic Gardens. Kids will enjoy Carousel of Happiness and Hidee Gold Mine. It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans and explore the activities along Crown Hill Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planning website .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Denver are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hidee Gold Mine, Carousel of Happiness, Crown Hill Park
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hike along Emerald Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Milner Pass, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, then get engrossed in the history at Eagle Plume Trading Post, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake 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.
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©

1
night
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Mount Harvard has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Harvard, then head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista online attractions planner .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, things will get a bit cooler in Buena Vista: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Harvard ©
Mount Harvard
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aspen Snowmass as well as Explore Booksellers. When in Aspen, make a side trip to see Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Springs, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, and take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aspen tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hanging Lake Trail, Aspen Snowmass, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
Durango

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours

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