22 days in Colorado Itinerary

22 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
2
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
3
Buena Vista
— 3 nights
4
Durango
— 3 nights
5
Estes Park
— 3 nights
6
Denver
— 4 nights
7
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights

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night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, thencontemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Atlanta to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Atlanta, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

3
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
Explore Glenwood Springs' surroundings by going to Aspen (Maroon Bells & The John Denver Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs travel route builder app.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Buena Vista side-trips: Aspen (Cathedral Lake Trail & Independence Pass) and South Park City Museum (in Fairplay). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, you will find days in Buena Vista are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Aspen, South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Durango: Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum (in Cortez) and Mesa Verde National Park (Balcony House, Cliff Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip site.

You can fly from Durango to Estes Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Durango in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Spas

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Denver tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Hidee Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Canon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Skyline Drive) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, browse the collection at Colorado Springs Public Library - East Library, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel route planning app.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Canon City, Manitou Springs, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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