15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Montreal

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 Aspen to go to Glenwood Springs and see Thermal Spas, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Aspen Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to Independence Pass.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen online trip builder .

Montreal, Canada to Aspen is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Montreal to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Aspen, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista online day trip planner .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

2
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Start your trip to Canon City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Canon City is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 38°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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.
Colorado Springs is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, tee off at The Broadmoor Golf Courses, and stop by Downtown Manitou Springs.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Canon City in August, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Downtown Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, and then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then look for gifts at The Old Fashion Candy Store, then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

3
nights
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.
When in Denver, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs, approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip website .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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