7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— Few hours
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Denver online travel route planner.

Detroit to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Detroit in August, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. August in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thentrek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs attractions website.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are much colder (°F), and nights are a bit cooler (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Spas

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night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area

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nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs route maker tool.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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