43 days in Colorado Itinerary

43 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 5 nights
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Durango
— 4 nights
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Ouray
— 3 nights
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Aspen
— 6 nights
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Buena Vista
— 3 nights
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Breckenridge
— 5 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Trail Ridge Road and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake, Milner Pass, &more). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Sprague Lake, and take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Plan trip to Estes Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Dresden, Germany to Estes Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dresden to Estes Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dresden in September: highs in Estes Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Trail Ridge Road
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Off-Road Tours
4.8

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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.
Kids will enjoy Off-Road Tours and Million Dollar Highway. Step out of Durango with an excursion to Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Park, stroll through Animas River Trail, and view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Durango online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Durango by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Durango, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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Zipline
4.9
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.7

3
nights
Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Bring the kids along to Off-Road Tours and Bear Creek Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Ouray side-trips: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park & South Rim Road). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idarado Mine.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ouray trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in September, plan for slightly colder days in Ouray, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Off-Road Tours
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Yankee Boy Basin
4.7

6
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas, Hanging Lake Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Independence Pass, trek along Lost Man Trail, stroll through Rio Grande Trail, and stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aspen holiday planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouray in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Aspen, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Maroon Bells
4.8
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Independence Pass
4.8

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Buena Vista to go to Fairplay and see Platte Ranch Riding Stables, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: cruise along Cottonwood Pass, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and get a taste of the local shopping with Sundance and Friends.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista vacation planner.

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
5.0
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Zipline
Zipline
4.7

5
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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rusty Spurr Ranch and Boreas Pass Road. Explore Breckenridge's surroundings by going to Zip Adventures of Vail (in Wolcott), Loveland Pass (in Keystone) and Vail (Vail Recreation Path & Betty Ford Alpine Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Guanella Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue River Bikeway, go for a walk through Vail Pass Path, and make a trip to Main Street.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge road trip website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Breckenridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Buena Vista in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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Horseback Riding Tour
Rusty Spurr Ranch
5.0

4
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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Bring the kids along to Fish Creek Falls and Del's Triangle 3 Ranch. Step out of Steamboat Springs with an excursion to Mad Adventures - Day Tours in Kremmling--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key, hike along Thunderhead Hiking Trail, get outside with Rocky Mountain Ventures, and take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Breckenridge in October, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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Horseback Riding Tour
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
4.9
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Scavenger Hunt
The Crooked Key
4.9
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Waterfall
Fish Creek Falls
4.8

5
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Denver

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.
Family-friendly places like Mount Evans and Denver Zoo will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City), Flatirons (in Boulder) and Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms (in Louisville). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and get the adrenaline pumping with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Denver by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in October; daily highs in Denver reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

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Colorado Springs

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Canon City (Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and stop by Old Colorado City.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs holiday planning site.

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 October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

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