46 days in Colorado Itinerary

46 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado vacation planner
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Denver
— 6 nights
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Estes Park
— 5 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 7 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 5 nights
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Buena Vista
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
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Durango
— 6 nights
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Denver — 6 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Flatirons. Kids will enjoy Mount Evans and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, grab your bike and head to Mount Falcon Castle Trail, and wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

Make your Denver itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Denver is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Estes Park.
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Estes Park — 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Photography Tours and Trail Ridge Road. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Emerald Lake Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Alluvial Fan & Bear Lake). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, and look for gifts at Brownfield's.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Estes Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 7 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 Rio Grande Trail will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Hanging Lake Trail and Rocky Mountains. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, The John Denver Sanctuary, &more) and Rifle Falls (in Rifle). There's lots more to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, explore the activities along Hanging Lake, trek along Grizzly Creek Trail, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs tour itinerary planning app.

Fly from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in July, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 5 nights

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Take a break from the city and head to Fish Creek Falls and Yampa River Core Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Strawberry Park Hot Springs and Yampa River Botanic Park. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Kremmling (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, stroll through Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, hit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and trek along Thunderhead Hiking Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in July: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Vail Recreation Path. Kids will appreciate attractions like Vail Pass Path and Main Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Booth Falls Trail (in Vail), Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour (in Georgetown) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Sawmill Creek Trail, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue River Sports.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge visit planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge by combination of shuttle and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Buena Vista.
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Buena Vista — 3 nights

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Independence Pass and Cottonwood Pass. Step out of Buena Vista with an excursion to Cathedral Lake Trail in Aspen--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Buena Vista River Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista tour planning website.

Getting from Breckenridge to Buena Vista by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in July, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 7 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 in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Skyline Drive. Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Cañon City--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip builder site.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in July; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 35°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Durango.
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Durango — 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Off-Road Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Piedra River Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton) and Lobo Overlook / Radio Tower (in Pagosa Springs). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, trek along Animas River Trail, and make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Durango driving holiday planning tool.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Durango, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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