8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 1 night
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Canon City
— 1 night
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then catch a live event at Coors Field.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver trip website.

Little Rock to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Little Rock in June, expect Denver to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Adventure

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River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the activities along Bear Lake, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook. On your second day here, hike along Emerald Lake Trail and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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 20th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Buena Vista in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June; daily highs in Buena Vista reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Canon City trip app.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in June, with highs in Canon City at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): walk around Garden of the Gods and then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs journey maker site.

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. While traveling from Canon City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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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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