15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Maastricht
Fly:  25​h
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Maastricht

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Carousel of Happiness. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary builder website .

Maastricht, Holland to Denver is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Maastricht to Denver, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Maastricht in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Denver, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Carousel of Happiness, Trail Ridge Road
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Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

1
night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa and then stroll through Tabeguache Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction journey planner.

Getting from Denver to Grand Junction by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Trails Nature
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Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa

2
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.
On the 20th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Independence Pass and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aspen vacation maker app .

You can drive from Grand Junction to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Junction in August, with highs in Aspen at 29°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield, and then head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Sundance and Friends, then stroll around Buena Vista River Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Garden of the Gods and North Pole - Santa's Workshop. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip planning tool .

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, things will get a bit warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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