15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly
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Aspen
— 4 nights
Fly
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Nottingham

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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.
Step out of Denver with an excursion to New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, trek along Mount Falcon Castle Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Shirt Brewing, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Nottingham, UK to Denver is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nottingham to Denver is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Nottingham in October, you will find days in Denver are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are little chillier (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs itinerary app.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Aspen

— 4 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to 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 Grottos Trail, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and walk around The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen day trip planning site.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in October: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 18°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Take a break from Estes Park with a short trip to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and look for gifts at Brownfield's.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Estes Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Estes Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in November; daily highs in Estes Park reach 16°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.