25 days in Colorado & Atlanta Itinerary

25 days in Colorado & Atlanta Itinerary

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25 days in Colorado & Atlanta Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
Denver

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: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, put a fun spin on your tour with Denver Inside and Out, explore the activities along Crown Hill Park, and cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To find out how to plan a trip to Denver, use our trip itinerary maker.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Denver is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Denver is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, things will get colder in Denver: highs are around 36°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Crown Hill Park, Hidee Gold Mine, Carousel of Happiness, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Rocky Mountain National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, hike along Emerald Lake Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park holiday builder .

You can drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

3
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 15th (Mon), get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in July; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Palace & Long House) and Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, browse the exhibits of Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, and explore the striking landscape of San Juan National Forest.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Buena Vista to Durango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway

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. Explore Ouray's surroundings by going to Telluride (River Rafting & Tubing & Cornet Creek Falls) and Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park & South Rim Road). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray trip app .

You can drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for slightly colder days in Ouray, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Telluride, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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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.
Aspen is known for nature, adventure, scenic drive, trails, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains, and cruise along Independence Pass.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Aspen trip planner .

You can drive from Ouray to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ouray in July, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Build an Ark Animal Rescue (in Ellijay), Consolidated Gold Mine (in Dahlonega) and Helen (Anna Ruby Falls & Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, and see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola.

Before you visit Atlanta, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Atlanta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Aspen to Atlanta, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in July: highs in Atlanta hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Helen, Consolidated Gold Mine, Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf ©
Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue

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