28 days in Colorado Itinerary

28 days in Colorado Itinerary

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28 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Frisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Canon City
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Garden of the Gods and Manitou Springs Incline. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon, take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, and see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Colorado Springs is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Manitou Springs Incline
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Flatirons. Take a break from the city and head to Emerald Lake Trail and Alberta Falls. There's lots more to do: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan, and explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park route planning site .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Flatirons
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Photography Tours
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

2
nights
Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Montgomery Reservoir, then hike along Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Booth Falls Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path, and then hike along McCullough Gulch.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Frisco visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Frisco takes 3 hours. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, expect nights in Frisco to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are cooler, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Vail, Montgomery Reservoir, McCullough Gulch
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Montgomery Reservoir ©
Montgomery Reservoir

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yampa River Botanic Park and Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway. Visiting Yampa River Core Trail and Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Take a break from Steamboat Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Kremmling, about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Steamboat Gondola and get outside with Rocky Mountain Ventures.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Frisco to Steamboat Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Frisco in September, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kremmling, Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge ©
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

3
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.
Get outdoors at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Maroon Bells. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and Rocky Mountains. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Crater Lake Trail, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aspen trip builder website .

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Aspen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountains, Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

2
nights
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 16th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Mountain West, take a memorable drive along South Rim Road, then explore the striking landscape at Painted Wall, and finally explore the striking landscape of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of North Rim.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Aspen to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 3.5 hours. In September, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Museum of the Mountain West
Highlights from your plan
Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West

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. Escape the urban bustle at Yankee Boy Basin and Perimeter Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and Imogene Pass. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, trek along Baby Bath Tubs Trail, stroll through Cascade Falls Park, and examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ouray trip builder website .

You can drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Ouray in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in September; daily highs in Ouray reach 22°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

2
nights
Durango

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 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Animas River Trail and then take a peaceful walk through San Juan National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Durango visit planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in September, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

3
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Treasure Falls and Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Escape the urban bustle at The Springs Resort & Spa and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park. There's much more to do: trek along Piedra River Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Two Old Crows, look for gifts at Made in Colorado Shoppe, and identify plant and animal life at Reservoir Hill Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Durango to Pagosa Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Durango in September, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

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nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Garden Park Fossil Area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnel Drive, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, then admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Canon City day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Canon City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. In September, Canon City is somewhat warmer than Pagosa Springs - with highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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