8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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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.
For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs journey maker app.

Miami to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami to Glenwood Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in July, things will get cooler in Glenwood Springs: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Tours Adventure
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Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

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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 12th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online day trip planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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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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 14th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, thenadmire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denver travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Denver sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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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 16th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park road trip site.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Estes Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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