6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel route maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly

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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy and then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs sightseeing planner.

Augusta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Augusta to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Augusta in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Boulder

— 2 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Flatirons, then take in breathtaking views at Eldorado Canyon, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Boulder trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Boulder in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Brownfield's, then take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park tour site.

Drive from Boulder to Estes Park in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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 17th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver tour builder.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Denver are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Colorado travel guide

4.3
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.