7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Durango
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h
4
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Atlanta

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail. Keep things going the next day: test the waters at a local thermal spa and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Glenwood Springs due to the time zone difference. In July, Glenwood Springs is colder than Atlanta - with highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Spas Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

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

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista travel route planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Durango

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 15th (Wed), kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

Discover how to plan a Durango trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Buena Vista to Durango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, you will find days in Durango are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park online trip planner.

Getting from Durango to Estes Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Estes Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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