15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Estes Park

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.
Step out of Estes Park with an excursion to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Estes Park itinerary planner.

Tulsa to Estes Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulsa to Estes Park. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tulsa in June since evenings lows in Estes Park dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

2
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Denver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally stroll around Crown Hill Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip builder.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City). There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

2
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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then walk around Buena Vista River Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, then view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip builder website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in June: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 79°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aspen (Maroon Bells, Off-Road Tours, &more). The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours and then take in the exciting artwork at Earthen Vessel Gallery.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango online travel planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Durango by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

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.