8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 27th (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista road trip planning app.

Nashville to Buena Vista is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Buena Vista is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect nights in Buena Vista to be colder, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and then gain insight at United States Air Force Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, thenfind something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then look for gifts at Focus on the Family Bookstore.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Denver are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
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 2nd (Wed), appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Spas

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