32 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vail
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Telluride
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Denver
— 13 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

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Boulder — 2 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.
You've added Flagstaff Mountain, Boulder Creek Path, Pearl Street Mall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Estes Park Museum, take in the waterfront activity at Lake Estes Marina, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, kick your exploration up a notch at Open Air Adventure Park, then stroll through Flatirons, and finally admire the majestic nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulder itinerary planning app.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In September, daytime highs in Boulder are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 3rd (Sun).
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 1 night

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You've now added Trail Ridge Road to your itinerary. On the 4th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Dream Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yampa River Botanic Park as well as Fish Creek Falls. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, then stroll through Mount Werner, then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 26°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.
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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.
Main Street has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Epic Discovery at Breck, explore the landscape on two wheels at Peaks Trail, grab your bike and head to Sawmill Creek Trail, don't miss a visit to Main Street, then see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Museum, and finally look for gifts at The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge vacation maker app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in September: highs in Breckenridge hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Vail.
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Vail — 2 nights

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Booth Falls Trail, Ford Park and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Vail trip builder app.

Getting from Breckenridge to Vail by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vail are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes White River National Forest as well as Colorado National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon, and then identify plant and animal life at White River National Forest.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online tour planner.

You can drive from Vail to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Glenwood Springs can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Telluride.
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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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hovenweep National Monument, Painted Wall and Gunnison Point. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hovenweep National Monument, then take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Gunnison Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Telluride sightseeing planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Telluride by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, expect nights in Telluride to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park — 1 night

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Point Lookout Trail, Petroglyph Point Hike, and other attractions. On the 16th (Sat), trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lookout Trail, get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Mesa Verde National Park, then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, and finally explore the ancient world of Balcony House.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Telluride to Mesa Verde National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Telluride in September, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Denver.
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Denver — 13 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, Dinosaur Ridge, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Butterfly Pavilion and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Denver online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Denver, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Sand Dunes National Park, Bishop Castle, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cheyenne Mountain State Park and Horsethief Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and Garman Sculpture Works. When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see Victor Lowell Thomas Museum in Victor, approximately Victor away. There's still lots to do: hike along Fountain Creek Regional Park, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

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. September in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night.
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Colorado travel guide

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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.
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