30 days in Colorado Itinerary

30 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Fort Collins
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 28th (Fri), push the limits with an extreme tour and then admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs online route maker.

Philadelphia to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Steamboat Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are a bit cooler (61°F), and nights are cooler (35°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
Fish Creek Falls
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
5.0
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
5.0

4
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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glenwood Springs: Zip Adventures of Vail (in Wolcott) and Aspen (The John Denver Sanctuary, Independence Pass, &more). There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in May, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (46°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Maroon Bells
4.8
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
4.0
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Scenic Drive
Independence Pass
4.8

2
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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trot along with Platte Ranch Riding Stables, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, walk around McPhelemy Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista tour planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
5.0
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Zipline
Zipline
4.7

3
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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.
Step out of Durango with an excursion to Million Dollar Highway in Silverton--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, shop like a local with Scenic Aperture Gallery, see Off-Road Tours, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, you will find days in Durango are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Zipline
4.9
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.7
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Mesa Verde National Park is known for historic sites, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, make a trip to Step House, hike along Spruce Canyon Trail, and explore the ancient world of Balcony House.

Plan a trip to Mesa Verde National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Long House
4.8

5
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Canon City (Museum of Colorado Prisons, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs planner.

Traveling by flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

3
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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
When in Fort Collins, make a side trip to see Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Greeley, approximately Greeley away. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, trek along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, take a peaceful walk through Arapaho National Forest, and take in nature's colorful creations at Benson Park Sculpture Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fort Collins trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Fort Collins can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Estes Park

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 (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Estes Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
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Must see
Spas
4.8
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.4

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Castle Rock Zip Line Tours (in Castle Rock), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour (in Georgetown). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Littleton Museum, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
16th Street Mall
2.4

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