7 days in Colorado & San Diego Itinerary

7 days in Colorado & San Diego Itinerary

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Denver
— Few hours
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Aurora
— 1 night
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Aurora
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— Few hours

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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.
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San Diego to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 58°F. You will leave for Aurora on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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night
Aurora

Aurora
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aurora road trip site.

Aurora is just a short distance from Denver. In August, daily temperatures in Aurora can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You will leave for Glenwood Springs on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Aurora

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

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Glenwood Springs

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art on 8th and Cooper Corner Gallery. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Hanging Lake. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs tour builder tool.

You can drive from Aurora to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. When traveling from Aurora in August, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aurora.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas

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Aurora

Aurora ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): play a few rounds at Aurora Hills Golf Course, then get interesting insight from Castle Rock Zip Line Tours, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cherry Creek State Park. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Plains Conservation Center, then identify plant and animal life at Aurora Reservoir, then browse the different shops at Southlands, and finally appreciate the history behind The Colorado Freedom Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Aurora route website.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Aurora takes 3 hours. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, expect nights in Aurora to be somewhat warmer, around 58°F, while days are much hotter, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Aurora

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Castle Rock Zip Line Tours
Highlights from your plan
Castle Rock Zip Line Tours ©
Castle Rock Zip Line Tours
Plains Conservation Center ©
Plains Conservation Center
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with San Diego Scuba Guide and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aurora to San Diego. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aurora to San Diego. Traveling from Aurora in August, expect nights in San Diego to be somewhat warmer, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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