6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

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night
Estes Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rapid Transit Rafting, Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, WildSide 4x4 Tours, and other attractions you added. On the 15th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and then relax and float downstream with Rapid Transit Rafting.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park travel route planner.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, Estes Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Backbone Adventures ©
Backbone Adventures
WildSide 4x4 Tours ©
WildSide 4x4 Tours
Rapid Transit Rafting ©
Rapid Transit Rafting

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Vail

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stop by Fuzzywigs Candy Shop, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vail trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Vail takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Estes Park in August, plan for cooler days in Vail, with highs around 62°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Horseback Riding Tours

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night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Sun), walk around Buena Vista River Park, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vail to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Vail in August, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

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Colorado Springs

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 (Mon), stroll around Garden of the Gods and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in August, with highs in Colorado Springs at 83°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 20th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver tour itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Denver sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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