31 days in Colorado Itinerary

31 days in Colorado Itinerary

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31 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Aspen
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Durango
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tampa

5
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Escape the urban bustle at Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Visit Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Glen Eyrie Conference Center for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip builder app .

Tampa to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in June, you will find days in Colorado Springs are little chillier (85°F), and nights are cooler (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Union Station, Denver, CO and 16th Street Mall. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Evans. Change things up with a short trip to Flatirons in Boulder (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol, stroll through Denver Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

Plan my day in Denver using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Flatirons, Lookout Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing
Union Station ©
Union Station

6
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.
Visiting Trail Ridge Road and Emerald Lake Trail will get you outdoors. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park's surroundings by going to Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and The Old Fashion Candy Store (in Estes Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, trot along with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Estes Park, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Longs Peak ©
Longs Peak
Lily Lake ©
Lily Lake

3
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive and then get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Canon City trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Canon City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In June, daytime highs in Canon City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then relax and rejuvenate at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then see a world frozen in time at South Park Historical Foundation.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of car and bus from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Canon City in June, expect Buena Vista to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Maroon Bells and Aspen Snowmass. Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake, Hanging Lake Trail, & more). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, look for gifts at Snowmass Sports, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Aspen, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Snowmass Village
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and San Juan National Forest. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cliff Palace and Balcony House. Venture out of the city with trips to Long House (in Mesa Verde National Park) and Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton). It doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Durango online travel route planner .

You can fly from Aspen to Durango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Aspen in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durango, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
River Rafting & Tubing

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