5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

©
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
3
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive

S M T W T F S
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 26th (Sat), cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder website.

Hays to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hays to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hays in June, with highs in Colorado Springs at 84°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip planning site.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Buena Vista is slightly colder than Colorado Springs - with highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Estes Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Estes Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in June; daily highs in Estes Park reach 87°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.