29 days in Colorado Itinerary

29 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel planner

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Pueblo
— 2 nights
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Boulder
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Telluride
— 2 nights
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Silverton
— 2 nights
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Grand Junction
— 4 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
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Denver

— 2 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Pedego Electric Bikes Southlands (in Aurora). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and stroll through Denver Botanic Gardens.

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

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Denver hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 3 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 to go to Cañon City and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, and deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary 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 September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pueblo.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Pueblo

— 2 nights
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Tue), stroll around City Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Wet Mountains. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway, then take an in-depth tour of Pueblo Heritage Museum, and then head outdoors with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pueblo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Pueblo takes an hour. When traveling from Colorado Springs in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pueblo: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Pueblo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Boulder

— 3 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Boulder is known for shopping, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness, get outside with Rocky Mountain Anglers, get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall, and hike along Royal Arch.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulder online attractions planner.

Drive from Pueblo to Boulder in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Pueblo in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Boulder: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sun), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hike along Emerald Lake Trail, and then look for gifts at Brownfield's.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Estes Park takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Telluride.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Telluride

— 2 nights
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. On the 13th (Tue), head outdoors with Imogene Pass and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Telluride Outside, stop by Telluride Truffle, and then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

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Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Telluride takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Telluride: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Silverton.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Silverton

— 2 nights
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. On the 15th (Thu), head outdoors with Molas Pass and then get engrossed in the history at San Juan County Historical Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): stop by Route 550 Gifts, stroll through Ice Lakes Trailhead, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Island Lake.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Silverton driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Telluride to Silverton in 2 hours. September in Silverton sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Silverton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Junction

— 4 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Junction: Moab (Arches National Park, Off-Road Tours, &more) and Devil's Thumb Golf Club (in Delta). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa, get outside with Rimrock Adventures, and hike along Mary's Loop.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction holiday planner.

Getting from Silverton to Grand Junction by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Silverton in September, things will get a bit warmer in Grand Junction: highs are around 32°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Aspen

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, get great views at Independence Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Aspen trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in September, things will get slightly colder in Aspen: highs are around 26°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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 24th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Cottonwood Pass and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Breckenridge

— 3 nights

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.
On the 26th (Mon), go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour and then make a trip to Loveland Pass. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Vail Recreation Path and then take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge road trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Breckenridge in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Buena Vista in September, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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.