7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Grand Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: San Diego

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.
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online trip builder .

San Diego to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to 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

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): kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista route maker site .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in June; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 79°F and lows reach 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

1
night
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 2nd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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night
Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 3rd (Fri), ride a horse along Winding River Resort Stables, trek along Adams Falls Trail, and then kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake.

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Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Grand Lake takes 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in July: high temperatures in Grand Lake hover around 53°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Adams Falls Trail
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Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail

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 4th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Gateway Gift Shop, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park online vacation maker .

You can drive from Grand Lake to Estes Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Lake in July, you will find days in Estes Park are much warmer (91°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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