15 days in Denver & Buena Vista Itinerary

15 days in Denver & Buena Vista Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 11 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Buena Vista
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Denver

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing), Estes Park (The Studio Fine Art and Framing, Off-Road Tours, &more) and Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & United States Air Force Academy). Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online travel route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Estes Park, Idaho Springs, Rocky Mountain National Park, Golden, Colorado Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

3
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum and then take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in September, with highs in Buena Vista at 73°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

South Park City Museum, Independence Pass
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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