15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Fruita
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Silverton
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Aspen
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Valparaiso

1
night
Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fruita trip planning tool .

Valparaiso to Fruita is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valparaiso to Fruita due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valparaiso in November, expect nights in Fruita to be cooler, around 29°F, while days are little chillier, around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Fruita

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grand Junction, Colorado National Monument, Red Fox Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Room Escape Games
Red Fox Cellars ©
Red Fox Cellars

2
nights
Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Million Dollar Highway has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Idarado Mine and then cruise along Million Dollar Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Silverton Powdercats, then hit the slopes at Kendall Mountain, and then look for gifts at Route 550 Gifts.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Silverton road trip app .

Traveling by car from Fruita to Silverton takes 3 hours. When traveling from Fruita in November, plan for little chillier days in Silverton, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Silverton

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Kendall Mountain ©
Kendall Mountain
Silverton Powdercats ©
Silverton Powdercats

2
nights
Estes Park

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.
On the 5th (Tue), see Off-Road Tours and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On your second day here, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Silverton to Estes Park with the Route module. When traveling from Silverton in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Spas

3
nights
Denver

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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and then shop like a local with Commonwheel Artists Co-op. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Garden of the Gods, then take a stroll through Old Colorado City, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
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

4
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.
Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Carbondale Branch Library (in Carbondale) and Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas & Hanging Lake Trail). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and cruise along Independence Pass.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Aspen road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in November, with highs in Aspen at 47°F and lows at 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Carbondale Branch Library
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas

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