15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights

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Denver

Denver ©

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 Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planning app.

Newark to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Denver. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Newark in September since evenings lows in Denver dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Collins (New Belgium Brewing Company & River Rafting & Tubing), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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

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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.
Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

Start your trip to Colorado Springs by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Poudre Canyon and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Buena Vista River Park and then explore the striking landscape of Pike National Forest.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in September, with highs in Buena Vista at 73°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Poudre Canyon ©
Poudre Canyon

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Aspen

Aspen ©

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.
Aspen is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary, and cruise along Independence Pass.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Aspen are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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