8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner

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Pueblo
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Junction
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Loveland
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Pueblo

Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pueblo trip builder site.

Orlando to Pueblo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Pueblo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pueblo when traveling from Orlando in July, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Pueblo

Museums

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pueblo to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pueblo in July, expect Buena Vista to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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 28th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs day trip planning app.

Getting from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Grand Junction

— 1 night
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, then ride a horse along The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area, and then steep yourself in history at Cross Orchards Historic Site.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Junction attractions planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Grand Junction to be a bit warmer, around 64°F, while days are much hotter, around 93°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 30th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Estes Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Junction to Estes Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Junction in July, Estes Park is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally hike along North Inlet Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park attractions planner.

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a stone's throw from Estes Park. In July, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Loveland.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Loveland

— 1 night
The City of Loveland is the Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous municipality in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. On the 1st (Sat), stop by Colorado Cherry Company, ride a horse along Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River's Edge Natural Area.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Loveland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Loveland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Loveland

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 2nd (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Loveland to Colorado Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums

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.