22 days in Colorado Itinerary

22 days in Colorado Itinerary

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22 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
+3
Fly + foot + bus + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort Collins
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Aspen
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Kuwait City

2
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.
Visiting Photography Tours and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Downtown Estes Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, and admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip maker tool .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Estes Park is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Estes Park. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, things will get colder in Estes Park: highs are around 37°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

2
nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Odell Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Mariana Butte Golf Course and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cache La Poudre River.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins trip planner .

You can drive from Estes Park to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fort Collins can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mariana Butte Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Mariana Butte Golf Course ©
Mariana Butte Golf Course
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Cache La Poudre River ©
Cache La Poudre River

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Cherry Creek State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Gateway Mesa Open Space Park (in Castle Rock), Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum (in Golden) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). There's lots more to do: enjoy some music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Denver driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Fort Collins to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Gateway Mesa Open Space Park, Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum, Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, tee off at Rocky Mountain Mini Golf, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Buena Vista River Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in August; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 29°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Golf Tours

Side Trip

Salida
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

2
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.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Scenic Aperture Gallery, then hike along Animas River Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durango Craft Spirits.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip planner .

Drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Durango sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

5
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Maroon Bells. Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas & Hanging Lake Trail). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Independence Pass, admire all the interesting features of The John Denver Sanctuary, get lost in a book at Pitkin County Library, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aspen day trip site .

Fly from Durango to Aspen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Durango in August, with highs in Aspen at 29°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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