14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado vacation maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Laramie, Drive to Estes Park
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Boulder
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Cañon City
Drive
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Salida
— 1 night
Drive
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Snowmass Village
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive

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Estes Park

— 4 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Horseback Riding Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to State Forest State Park and Mountain Blown Glass.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park driving holiday planning app.

Atlanta to Estes Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October, Estes Park is slightly colder than Atlanta - with highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Boulder

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Balloon Rides. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Boulder online vacation planner.

Drive from Estes Park to Boulder in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Boulder are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods.

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

Traveling by car from Boulder to Colorado Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Cañon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Royal Gorge Route Railroad to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Cañon City online holiday builder.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cañon City, with lows of 45°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salida.

Things to do in Cañon City

Tours
Highlights from your trip

Salida

— 1 night
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes All Season Adventures.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salida trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Cañon City to Salida by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cañon City in October, with highs in Salida at 65°F and lows at 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Salida

Tours · Outdoors

Snowmass Village

— 1 night
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Snowmass Village trip builder website.

Getting from Salida to Snowmass Village by car takes about 4 hours. In October, Snowmass Village is slightly colder than Salida - with highs of 60°F and lows of 30°F. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 16th (Tue), get your game on at Johnson Park Miniature Golf. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at True Nature Healing Arts and then sample the fine beverages at Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Snowmass Village to Glenwood Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Snowmass Village in October, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (47°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Parks · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo and then try to win big at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Denver road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, Denver is somewhat warmer than Glenwood Springs - with highs of 67°F and lows of 40°F. You will leave for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.