4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel route builder

Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and then walk around Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in July; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 80°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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.
On the 15th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs travel planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Trails

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.