18 days in Colorado & Las Vegas Itinerary

18 days in Colorado & Las Vegas Itinerary

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18 days in Colorado & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Warner Robins
Drive:  21 h 15 min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  13 h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
7
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  9 h 30 min
8
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  23 h
End: Warner Robins

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, hike along Yampa River Core Trail, then test your problem-solving skills at The Crooked Key, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs road trip planning website .

Warner Robins to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 24.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Warner Robins to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warner Robins in June, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be much colder, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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 3rd (Mon), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in June, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Vail.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Tours
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Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Vail

Vail
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 4th (Tue), hike along Booth Falls Trail, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then look for gifts at Fuzzywigs Candy Shop.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vail trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Glenwood Springs to Vail in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Vail hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Parks Trails

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Vail to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vail in June, you will find days in Buena Vista are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Climbing Tours
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Canon City (Museum of Colorado Prisons & River Rafting & Tubing). Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Garden of the Gods, take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, and see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

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You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Buena Vista in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Canon City
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Climbing Tours
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore hidden gems such as Dig This and Food Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Tue) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have some family-friendly fun at Sin City Smash, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online itinerary planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 103°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Dig This ©
Dig This

1
day
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 14th (Fri): trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 89°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Vedauwoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Odell Brewing Company (in Fort Collins) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Alluvial Fan & Trail Ridge Road). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Fort Collins, Vedauwoo
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

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