15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Atlanta

2
nights
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 23rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Scenic Aperture Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Plan trip to Durango with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Atlanta to Durango is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Atlanta, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Durango

Adventure Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Aspen side-trips: Glenwood Springs (Cooper Corner Gallery & Thermal Spas). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and get great views at Independence Pass.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Aspen vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Durango to Aspen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Durango in October: highs in Aspen hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas

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 parks, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, explore the activities along Bear Lake, and stop by Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Aspen in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 69°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas
Photography Tours

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 museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, explore the activities along Crown Hill Park, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver travel route planner.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. In October in Denver, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©

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 parks, zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Trails

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 ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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