15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  9​h 15​min
1
Vail
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vail Brewing Company, Independence Pass and Hanging Lake Trail. Get outdoors at Montgomery Reservoir and Clear Creek Canyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vail: Breckenridge (Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, Breckenridge Ski Resort, & more), River Rafting & Tubing (in Frisco) and Loveland Pass (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, stroll through Booth Falls Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vail online trip builder .

Fort Lauderdale to Vail is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Vail, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June; daily highs in Vail reach 60°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway, River Rafting & Tubing, Loveland Pass, Independence Pass
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Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

4
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (in Canon City) and Divide (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center & Horsethief Falls). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District, examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vail to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Vail in June, you will find days in Colorado Springs are much hotter (84°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Divide, Canon City, Miramont Castle Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Evans. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Summit Lake Park in Idaho Springs, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Coors Brewery, and explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Denver using our trip planner.

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Coors Brewery
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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©

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