15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Glasgow

2
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver itinerary planner.

Glasgow, UK to Denver is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Glasgow to Denver, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glasgow in July, expect Denver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Hidee Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rocky Mountain National Park side-trips: Fort Collins (New Belgium Brewing & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, shop like a local with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Brownfield's.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip maker .

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. July in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Estes Park, Fort Collins
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Photography Tours

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.
Go for a jaunt from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to see Thermal Spas about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aspen travel website .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, with highs in Aspen at 32°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 31st (Fri), see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, walk around Riverside Park, view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends, and then head outdoors with Mt democrat alma colorado.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Mt democrat alma colorado, South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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.
Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Canon City and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs day trip tool .

Getting from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©

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