20 days in Colorado Itinerary

20 days in Colorado Itinerary

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20 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  9​h
1
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Frisco
— 2 nights
shuttle:  30​min
3
Vail
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Mexico City

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stop by Laura's Fine Candy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get your game on at Tiny Town Miniature Golf and then find something for the whole family at Estes Park Ride-A-Kart & Cascade Creek Mini-Golf.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Estes Park trip simple and quick.

Mexico City, Mexico to Estes Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Estes Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in July: highs in Estes Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Frisco.

Things to do in Estes Park

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Alluvial Fan
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Horseback Riding Tours
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

2
nights
Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and then hike along McCullough Gulch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Keystone Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carter Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Breckenridge Welcome Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Frisco trip builder .

You can drive from Estes Park to Frisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in July, expect nights in Frisco to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Frisco

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Keystone Lake
Highlights from your plan
Carter Park ©
Carter Park
Room Escape Games
Keystone Lake ©
Keystone Lake

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then get your game on at Vail Valley Escape Room. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vail online trip maker .

Vail is very close to Frisco. July in Vail sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Vail Valley Escape Room
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens ©
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

3
nights
Colorado Springs

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 North Pole - Santa's Workshop and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Vail to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Vail in July, plan for much hotter days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): trek along Tunnel Drive and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Canon City online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. July in Canon City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista day trip planner .

Getting from Canon City to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Canon City in July; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa, and then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Made in Colorado Shoppe, then take in the dramatic scenery at Piedra Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Reservoir Hill Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Pagosa Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Pagosa Springs are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Piedra Falls ©
Piedra Falls
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

3
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yankee Boy Basin and Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour. Kids will enjoy Horseback Riding Tours and Valley Floor. Go for a jaunt from Ouray to Telluride to see Bear Creek Falls about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ouray travel planner.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Telluride
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour ©
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

3
nights
Durango

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 24th (Wed): stop by Honeyville, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then have fun at Durango Community Recreation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore and take pictures at Majestic Dude Ranch.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Durango journey website .

Drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in July, you will find days in Durango are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Majestic Dude Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Majestic Dude Ranch ©
Majestic Dude Ranch

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