41 days in Colorado Itinerary

41 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 33 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy 16th Street Mall and Denver Art Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Molly Brown House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs), Photography Tours (in Estes Park) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Midland to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Midland to Denver is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Midland, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 43°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

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

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg. On your second day here, explore the activities along Clear Creek Reservoir and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with highs in Buena Vista at 79°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center, then get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center, and then explore the ancient world of Hovenweep National Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.