9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
4
Denver
— 2 nights
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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.
On the 30th (Sat), hike along Hanging Lake Trail. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online travel route planner.

Atlanta to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Glenwood Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in May; daily highs in Glenwood Springs reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Spas Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see Off-Road Tours, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, thenadmire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Estes Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In June, Estes Park is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, thenexamine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver visit planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
On the 6th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online tour planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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