5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner

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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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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.
To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Estes Park sightseeing planner.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Estes Park hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

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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 19th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs tour planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. June in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with highs in Buena Vista at 79°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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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.