11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  8​h
1
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Orlando

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mountain Whitewater Descents. Step out of the city life by going to Photography Tours and Trail Ridge Road. When in Estes Park, make a side trip to see The Beach at Grand Lake in Grand Lake, approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip planner .

Orlando to Estes Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to Estes Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Estes Park, with lows around 59°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, The Beach at Grand Lake, Mountain Whitewater Descents
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours
Spas

3
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Maroon Bells and River Rafting & Tubing. There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip builder .

You can drive from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Estes Park in July, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Maroon Bells
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
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 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Elevation Beer Company.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Elevation Beer Company, Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company

3
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.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and North Pole - Santa's Workshop make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Pikes Peak and Cottonwood Creek Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip website .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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