5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Glenwood Springs reach 66°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.
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Spas · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 25th (Sat), see Off-Road Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip tool.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.
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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Colorado Springs — 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Buena Vista in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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