14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Hotel de Paris Museum (in Georgetown). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

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Asheville to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Asheville to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Asheville in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Denver. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Estes Park

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Glenwood Springs

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): trek along Hanging Lake Trail, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Durango

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durango, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then walk around Buena Vista River Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista day trip app.

Traveling by car from Durango to Buena Vista takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durango in July, with highs in Buena Vista at 80°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Cañon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Skyline Drive). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in July, with highs in Colorado Springs at 86°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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.