24 days in Colorado Itinerary

24 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Durango

— 2 nights
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.
When in Durango, make a side trip to see Million Dollar Highway in Silverton, approximately Silverton away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Durango visit planner.

Orlando to Durango is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Durango. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Ouray

— 2 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idarado Mine, then see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. On your second day here, go deep underground at Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour, hike along Cascade Falls Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, and finally steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for little chillier days in Ouray, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonwood Lake, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Sundance and Friends, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Ouray to Buena Vista in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Buena Vista, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Glenwood Springs side-trips: Aspen (Maroon Bells, Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and stroll through Hanging Lake Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs day trip website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 18th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then stroll through Yampa River Core Trail. On the next day, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs travel route planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Estes Park

— 4 nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Milner Pass, Trail Ridge Road, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, hike along Emerald Lake Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip planner.

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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in June; daily highs in Estes Park reach 87°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Denver

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Flatirons (in Boulder), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 4 nights
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 Colorado Springs with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Cañon City--about 1h 15 min away. Pack the 29th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

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Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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.