4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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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 photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Chicago to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 68°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Spas · Parks · Trails

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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 1st (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista holiday app.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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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 2nd (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.