8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Golden
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Denver
— 2 nights
Fly

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Boulder

— 2 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): shop like a local with Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery and then grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulder tour itinerary planner.

Buffalo to Boulder is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Buffalo in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Boulder, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You've now added Affinity Massage and Wellness Center to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook, then explore the activities along Bear Lake, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Affinity Massage and Wellness Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Wed): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then stop by Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip maker site.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Golden.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Golden

Lowell of the West

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
On the 24th (Thu), walk around Crown Hill Park and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Coors Brewery.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Golden trip builder site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Golden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. In October in Golden, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Golden

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary planner.

Denver is just a stone's throw from Golden. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.