14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
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Cascade
— 1 night
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Mosca
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Montrose
— 1 night
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Boulder
— 1 night
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Denver
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Denver

— 1 night

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.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver visit site.

Tampa to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 60°F. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Colorado Springs

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): head outdoors with Adventures Out West, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, then get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and finally explore the striking landscape at Pulpit Rock Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs vacation maker.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cascade.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cascade

— 1 night
Cascade is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cascade trip planner.

Cascade is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. July in Cascade sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mosca.

Things to do in Cascade

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mosca

— 1 night
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mosca sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cascade to Mosca in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mosca when traveling from Cascade in July, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Mosca to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4 hours. In July, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit warmer than Mosca - with highs of 90°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Montrose.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Montrose

— 1 night
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montrose driving holiday planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Montrose in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Montrose are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Montrose

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Junction

— 1 night
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Junction trip planner.

Drive from Montrose to Grand Junction in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Junction can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Wed), stroll around Buena Vista River Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonwood Lake, then take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buena Vista route maker app.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Buena Vista takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Junction in August; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 77°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours

Breckenridge

— 2 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

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 4th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Breckenridge day trip planning site.

Getting from Buena Vista to Breckenridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are slightly colder, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Emerald Mountain, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then get outside with Backdoor Sports, then hit the slopes at Mount Werner, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): trek along Yampa River Core Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then get your bearings at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Powdercats.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Steamboat Springs using our trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Breckenridge in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Estes Park

— 1 night
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.
For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip planner.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in August; daily highs in Estes Park reach 89°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Boulder

— 1 night

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 8th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Valmont Bike Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Boulder trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Estes Park to Boulder in an hour. In August in Boulder, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Denver

Mile-High City

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

Denver is just a short distance from Boulder. You will leave for home on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.