15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Doha

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Denver — 3 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.
Denver is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The International Church of Cannabis, learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Denver is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Denver is minus 10 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in September; daily highs in Denver reach 30°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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: Cañon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Royal Gorge Bridge and Park). There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, stop by Christmas in Manitou, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Theme Parks
Side Trips
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Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 14th (Wed), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista tour planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in September; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 26°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aspen.
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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Aspen — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & Thermal Spas). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary, make a trip to Independence Pass, and stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Aspen in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Estes Park.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Estes Park — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Old Fall River Road & Trail Ridge Road). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Brownfield's, admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Estes Park itinerary app.

You can fly from Aspen to Estes Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, Estes Park is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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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