7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
1
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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.
On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Estes Park sightseeing planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, plan for colder nights in Estes Park, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

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.
On the 30th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip planning website.

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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 1st (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in June; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 79°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in July, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Tours Adventure
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Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls and then make a trip to Cowboys & Indians Jewelry.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs driving holiday planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature
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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

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