8 days in Hartford & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Hartford & Colorado Itinerary

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1
Hartford
— 1 night
2
Canon City
— 1 night
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Estes Park
— 2 nights
5
Denver
— 2 nights

1
night
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden, then walk around Stanley park, and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags New England. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at The Adventure Park at Storrs and then test your problem-solving skills at Team vs. Time.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hartford trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Hartford is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Hartford

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Six Flags New England, Team vs. Time, Stanley park, The Adventure Park at Storrs
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The Adventure Park at Storrs ©
The Adventure Park at Storrs
Stanley park ©
Stanley park
Team vs. Time ©
Team vs. Time

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night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, and finally see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hartford to Canon City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hartford to Canon City. While traveling from Hartford, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Canon City, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Royal Gorge Helitours

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Canon City in August; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 77°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, get interesting insight from Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park tour planning app.

Getting from Buena Vista to Estes Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, expect Estes Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Off-Road Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Thu), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denver travel route website.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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