29 days in Colorado Itinerary

29 days in Colorado Itinerary

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City), Pedego Electric Bikes Southlands (in Aurora) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

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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. When traveling from London in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Cañon City, approximately Cañon City away. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, and deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

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Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pueblo.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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), walk around City Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wet Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway, get engrossed in the history at Pueblo Heritage Museum, and then get outside with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pueblo visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Pueblo takes an hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in September: highs in Pueblo hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to 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: catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, head outdoors with Women's Quest, browse the different shops at Pearl Street Mall, and walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Boulder trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pueblo to Boulder takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pueblo in September, expect nights in Boulder to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, and then look for gifts at Brownfield's.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Boulder to Estes Park in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Telluride.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): head outdoors with Imogene Pass and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Telluride Outside, then stop by Telluride Truffle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Telluride trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Telluride takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Estes Park in September, with highs in Telluride at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Silverton.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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), get outside with Molas Pass and then get engrossed in the history at San Juan County Historical Society. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Route 550 Gifts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ice Lakes Trailhead, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Island Lake.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Silverton day trip planning website.

You can drive from Telluride to Silverton in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Silverton are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Silverton

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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. Explore Grand Junction's surroundings by going to Devil's Thumb Golf Club (in Delta) and Moab (Arches National Park, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa, get outside with Rimrock Adventures, and trek along Mary's Loop.

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Getting from Silverton to Grand Junction by car takes about 3 hours. In September, Grand Junction is somewhat warmer than Silverton - with highs of 32°C and lows of 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 · Nature

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 still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Aspen trip planner.

Getting from Grand Junction to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Junction in September: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 26°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough 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. Start 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 relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Cottonwood Pass and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour and then make a trip to Loveland Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Recreation Path and then take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Breckenridge trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Breckenridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Buena Vista in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Trails · Parks · 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.