15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Olympic Training Center and then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak.

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Brussels, Belgium to Colorado Springs is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Colorado Springs is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Commonwheel Artists Co-op, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Honeyville, then hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Trimble Hot Springs.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Durango, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Glenwood Springs side-trips: Aspen (Maroon Bells & The John Denver Sanctuary). There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs attractions planner.

Drive from Durango to Glenwood Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Durango in September, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Aspen
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Buena Vista Boulder Garden, relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista day trip planning tool .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in September: highs in Buena Vista hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 5th (Wed), learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, examine the collection at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Canon City vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in September: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Canon City to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rocky Mountain National Park when traveling from Canon City in September, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
On the 8th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally browse the fresh offerings at The Source. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Union Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Zoo, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver road trip website .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©

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