15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Buena Vista
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
+3
Drive + bus + foot + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and stop by Dardano's Shoes.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Denver is minus 7 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Pikes Peak, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, pause for some photo ops at Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, and don't miss a visit to U.S. Olympic Training Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner .

Take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

2
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get around town with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Canon City holiday planning app .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, you will find days in Canon City are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

few
hours
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Canon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Canon City in July; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 30°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Step out of Glenwood Springs with an excursion to Maroon Bells in Aspen--about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs road trip planner .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), cruise along Trail Ridge Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then look for gifts at Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc, and then explore the activities along Bear Lake.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rocky Mountain National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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