15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Fruita
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights

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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.
Visit Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Trail Ridge Road. Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park) and Cache La Poudre Wilderness (in Livermore). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes and appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park online journey planner.

London, UK to Estes Park is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Long House, and finally delve into the distant past at Far View Sites. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then trek along Prater Ridge Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Estes Park in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Mesa Verde National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

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Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Colorado National Monument, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at North Fruita Desert.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fruita trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Fruita takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, Fruita is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Fruita

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
North Fruita Desert ©
North Fruita Desert
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial ©
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial

2
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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 6th (Sat): see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fruita to Buena Vista takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fruita in June, with highs in Buena Vista at 30°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery ©
Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery

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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.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Castle Rock (Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail & Mini Incline). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, and stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip site.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dinosaur Ridge, explore the galleries of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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