6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 day
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Denver — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

Boulder to Denver is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.
Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Cañon City--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online travel route planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista online holiday maker.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect Buena Vista to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs attractions app.

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 little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Spas · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

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.