10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
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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.
To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip maker site.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Estes Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Estes Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

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Denver

Mile-High City

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 4th (Tue): explore the activities along Crown Hill Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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 (Thu), stroll around Garden of the Gods, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip tool.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, things will get little chillier in Buena Vista: highs are around 77°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aspen (Maroon Bells, Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.