7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Bristol
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  2​h
Buena Vista
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h
Bristol

2
days
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 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Coors Field, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planning site .

Bristol, UK to Denver is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bristol to Denver. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then see the interesting displays at The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online trip maker .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©

1
day
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 12th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Canon City trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Canon City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

1
day
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Wed), experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Canon City in June, things will get little chillier in Buena Vista: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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