11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado sightseeing planner

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Golden
— 1 night
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Telluride
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Alamosa
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Golden

— 1 night

Lowell of the West

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then catch some excitement at Colorado Railroad Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Golden vacation planner.

Atlanta to Golden is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Golden due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, plan for little chillier nights in Golden, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Golden

Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:
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Grand Junction

— 1 night
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To plan Grand Junction vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Golden to Grand Junction takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and bus. When traveling from Golden in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Junction, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. You'll set off for Ouray on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Ouray

— 2 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 26th (Sat), stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Yankee Boy Basin and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouray online trip builder.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Ouray in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Junction in June; daily highs in Ouray reach 72°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Telluride

— 1 night
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): head outdoors with Telluride Outside, then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Telluride route planning tool.

Getting from Ouray to Telluride by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Telluride sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

Discover how to plan a Mesa Verde National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Telluride to Mesa Verde National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Telluride in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alamosa.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Alamosa

— 1 night
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The San Luis Valley Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alamosa holiday app.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Alamosa in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Alamosa, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Alamosa

Wildlife · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
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Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista road trip planning app.

You can drive from Alamosa to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Denver

— 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Denver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in July, with highs in Denver at 87°F and lows at 60°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

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.