15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Denver
— 3 nights
End: Denver

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.
Rocky Mountain National Park is known for scenic drive, nature, trails, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, take in the awesome beauty at Longs Peak, get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and look for gifts at Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Step out of Glenwood Springs to go to Aspen and see Maroon Bells, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at a local thermal spa, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip maker app .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. May in Glenwood Springs sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

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 23rd (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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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. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors 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 24th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Traveling by combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in May, with highs in Canon City at 77°F and lows at 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and 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.
Colorado Springs is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, make a trip to U.S. Olympic Training Center, admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Canon City in May: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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
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.
Step out of Denver to go to Idaho Springs and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Coors Field, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO.

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Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Denver sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

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