15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner
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— 2 nights
Estes Park
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive to Eagle County Regional Airport, Fly to Memmingen


Denver — 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver online tour itinerary planner.

Memmingen, Germany to Denver is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Memmingen to Denver. Traveling from Memmingen in July, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Estes Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature
Side Trips

Estes Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, and then hike along Sugarloaf Mountain.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Durango.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Durango online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Estes Park to Durango by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Estes Park in July, with highs in Durango at 35°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Colorado Springs.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, hike along Manitou Springs Incline, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip planning website.

Fly from Durango to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Buena Vista.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip itinerary site.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in July, with highs in Buena Vista at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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.
On the 27th (Thu), appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, see Off-Road Tours, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hanging Lake Trail and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in July, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Parks
Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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.