8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Vail
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), kick back and relax at Memorial Park, then get curious at Peterson Air & Space Museum, and then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ghost Town Museum and then head outdoors with Adventures Out West.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planning site.

McKinney to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from McKinney to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from McKinney in July, things will get little chillier in Colorado Springs: highs are around 86°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Vail.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Peterson Air & Space Museum ©
Peterson Air & Space Museum
Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at High Line Railroad Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue River Bikeway, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Booth Falls Trail, fly down the slopes at Adventure Ridge, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vail online travel planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Vail by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, you will find days in Vail are cooler (65°F), and nights are a bit cooler (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Adventure Ridge ©
Adventure Ridge
High Line Railroad Park ©
High Line Railroad Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Baldpate Inn Key Room Collection, stroll through Lily Lake Trailhead, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lily Mountain Trail, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Vail to Estes Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Vail, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Baldpate Inn Key Room Collection ©
Baldpate Inn Key Room Collection
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area

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