15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Estes Park — 1 night

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.
National Park Gateway Stables has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with National Park Gateway Stables and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Estes Park trip planner.

Norfolk to Estes Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Norfolk to Estes Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Norfolk in July since evenings lows in Estes Park dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Sky Adventures as well as Iron Mountain Hot Springs. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in July, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.
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Buena Vista — 2 nights

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes American Adventure Expeditions as well as Wilderness Aware Rafting. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with American Adventure Expeditions and then relax and float downstream with Wilderness Aware Rafting.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in July: highs in Buena Vista hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 4 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.
Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours has been added to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak - America's Mountain will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Cañon City (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Durango.
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Durango — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rapp Corral as well as Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Durango takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Durango are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Denver.
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Denver — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Clear Creek Rafting Company. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Evans and Molly Brown House Museum. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and stroll through Four Mile Historic Park.

Discover how to plan a Denver trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Durango to Denver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in July, Denver is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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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.
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