33 days in Colorado Itinerary

33 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Durango
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Buena Vista
— 3 nights
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Breckenridge
— 4 nights
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
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Estes Park
— 6 nights
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Durango

— 4 nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Off-Road Tours and Animas River Trail. Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Piedra River Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Cortez Cultural Center (in Cortez), San Juan River Walk (in Pagosa Springs) and Mesa Verde National Park (Nordenskiold #16 Trail, Petroglyph Point Hike, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Purgatory Resort.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Durango journey maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Durango is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Durango is minus 9 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Durango hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 6 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.
Get outdoors at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Helen Hunt Falls. Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Trinity United Methodist Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide), Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo (in Pueblo) and Lookout Mountain (in Golden). The adventure continues: hike along Seven Bridges Trail, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Durango to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 3 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. Kids will appreciate attractions like Off-Road Tours and Buena Vista River Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buena Vista: Leadville (National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum & Twin Lakes). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonwood Lake and take in the dramatic scenery at Agnes Vaille Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in August; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 29°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Breckenridge

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at South Park City Museum and Barney Ford Victorian House. Kids will enjoy McCullough Gulch and Vail Recreation Path. Explore Breckenridge's surroundings by going to Lily Pad Lake (in Silverthorne) and Vail (Fishing Charters & Tours & Booth Falls Trail). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Quandary Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Dillon Reservoir, don't miss a visit to The O2 Lounge, and take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip itinerary builder site.

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 little chillier days in Breckenridge, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 4 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yampa River Botanic Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Steamboat Gondola and Yampa River Core Trail. Step out of Steamboat Springs with an excursion to Steamboat Lake State Park in Clark--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, take a peaceful walk through Routt National Forest, admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Howelsen Hill Ski Area.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip website.

Getting from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs by combination of taxi and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Breckenridge in September, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rocky Mountains and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Aspen (Crater Lake Trail, Aspen Music Festival and School, &more). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake.

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

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in September, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Emerald Lake Trail and Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum and Chapel on the Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road, Adams Falls Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Lily Lake, trek along Cub Lake Trail, and admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in September: highs in Estes Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.