6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner

Make it your trip
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs

— 1 day
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.
On the 7th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip planning app.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Glenwood Springs reach 46°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Spas · Tours · Parks

Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, and then stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Aspen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, you will find days in Aspen are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

Side 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 9th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To plan Estes Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Aspen to Estes Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in May, expect Estes Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Spas · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Colorado Springs

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then take a stroll through Old Colorado City.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip planning site.

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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denver vacation builder app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. May in Denver sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.