15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Estes Park
— 7 nights
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights


Denver — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of 16th Street Mall, then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then make a trip to Pearl Street Mall. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planning app.

Oshkosh to Denver is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Oshkosh in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 20th (Mon).
Shopping · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Colorado Springs — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): head outdoors with Colorado Wolf Adventures and then stroll around Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at North Cheyenne Canon Park, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Estes Park.
Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Estes Park — 7 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and The Studio Fine Art and Framing. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Alluvial Fan, Trail Ridge Road, &more). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Bierstadt Lake, and wander the streets of Downtown Estes Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Estes Park day trip site.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Glenwood Springs.
Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Side Trip

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 28th (Tue), explore the activities along Hanging Lake, then stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): test the waters at a local thermal spa, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs itinerary planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in June, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are colder (66°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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.