14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Vail
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Denver

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.
To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denver journey maker app .

Philadelphia to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Denver is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in November since evenings lows in Denver dip to 29°F. You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seven Falls, Pikes Peak and Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, and then wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods and then admire the sheer force of Seven Falls.

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

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Royal Gorge Route Railroad
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Crater Lake Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen online trip builder .

Fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Colorado Springs in November, expect Aspen to be slightly colder, temps between 47°F and 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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.
On the 27th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Aspen to Glenwood Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in November, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 35°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
Vail

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.
On the 28th (Wed), stroll through Breckenridge Ski Resort. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Main Street and then take in the awesome beauty at Vail Mountain Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vail tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Glenwood Springs to Vail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Vail are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Breckenridge
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Main Street ©
Main Street

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, cruise along Old Fall River Road, and then take in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Bierstadt Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Beach at Grand Lake.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vail to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Vail in November, plan for much warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Beach at Grand Lake
Highlights from your plan
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
Bierstadt Lake ©
Bierstadt Lake
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get answers to all your questions at Estes Park Visitor Center and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary tool .

Estes Park is just a short distance from Rocky Mountain National Park. In December, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

New Belgium Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
New Belgium Brewing ©
New Belgium Brewing
Downtown Estes Park ©
Downtown Estes Park

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