23 days in Colorado Itinerary

23 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly to Telluride, Drive to Durango
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Durango
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 6th (Thu): make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Durango day trip planner.

Kansas City to Durango is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Durango, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in August, things will get little chillier in Durango: highs are around 82°F and lows about 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

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Getting from Durango to Aspen by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, Aspen is slightly colder than Durango - with highs of 77°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with Mt Princeton Riding Stables & Equestrian Center and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Breckenridge: Loveland Pass (in Keystone), Vail (Sage Outdoor Adventures & Vail Recreation Path) and Zip Adventures of Vail (in Wolcott). There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides, look for all kinds of wild species at Fairy Forest, go for a walk through Vail Pass Path, and don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge online travel route planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Breckenridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Buena Vista in August, plan for slightly colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 17th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Crooked Key.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs online route planner.

Do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in August: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, things will get a bit warmer in Estes Park: highs are around 89°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Denver

Mile-High City

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: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, and cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planning app.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Canon City (Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs travel route planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.