15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
5
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Denver

— 3 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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour (in Georgetown) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Falcon Castle Trail, and indulge your taste buds at Laws Whiskey House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver driving holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Denver is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Manchester in June, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Durango

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Durango road trip planning site.

You can fly from Denver to Durango in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in June, Durango is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Cañon City to see River Rafting & Tubing about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, gain insight at United States Air Force Academy, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista day trip planning site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, things will get slightly colder in Buena Vista: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): trek along Hanging Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then play a few rounds at Gypsum Creek Golf Course.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online route planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Adventure

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Spirit Hound Distillery and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

4.3
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.