6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Baldpate Inn Key Room Collection.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park online attractions planner.

Hastings to Estes Park is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Traveling from Hastings to Estes Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hastings in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Estes Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Shopping

Colorado Springs

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Adventures Out West. On the 27th (Sat), find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado. Keep things going the next day: stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park and then get outside with Adventures Out West.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs holiday planning website.

You can fly from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (86°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then get engrossed in the history at History Colorado Center, and finally wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Denver trip maker.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Denver sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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.