7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
4
Estes Park
— 2 nights
5
Denver
— 1 night

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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 24th (Sun): deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy. On the next day, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs vacation planner.

Little Rock to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Little Rock to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Little Rock in May, with highs in Colorado Springs at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 26th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip builder app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, Buena Vista is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs day trip website.

Drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in May, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Adventure

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Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, thencruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for much hotter days in Estes Park, with highs around °F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Off-Road Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours

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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.
On the 30th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Denver sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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