35 days in Colorado Itinerary

35 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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Fort Collins
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Buena Vista
— 3 nights
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Vail
— 4 nights
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Aspen
— 4 nights
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Durango
— 5 nights

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Estes Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake & Trail Ridge Road) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, go for a walk through Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Estes Park trip website.

Tampa to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Estes Park is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Tampa in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Photography Tours

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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.
Explore Fort Collins' surroundings by going to Abbey of St. Walburga (in Virginia Dale) and Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden, and sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Collins trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Fort Collins takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fort Collins are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Loveland, Abbey of St. Walburga, Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

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nights
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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Flatirons (in Boulder), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's lots more to do: catch a live event at Coors Field, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip maker tool.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Flatirons, Hidee Gold Mine, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Canon City (Skyline Drive & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

Start your trip to Colorado Springs by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

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 June, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Canon City, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Buena Vista is known for adventure, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, walk around Buena Vista River Park, and view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Buena Vista vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in June; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 79°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery
Mount Harvard ©
Mount Harvard

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Vail

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vail: River Rafting & Tubing (in Frisco), Loveland Pass (in Keystone) and Breckenridge (Main Street, Wellington Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, grab your bike and head to Vail Recreation Path, and take a memorable drive along Guanella Pass.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vail travel planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Vail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vail: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Vail Valley Escape Room, River Rafting & Tubing, Guanella Pass, Loveland Pass
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens ©
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas & Hanging Lake Trail). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and cruise along Independence Pass.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vail to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Vail in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aspen, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Durango side-trips: Mesa Verde National Park (Spruce Tree House, Balcony House, &more) and Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of Animas Museum, don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, and examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Aspen to Durango in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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

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