6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Bus to Greenville, Taxi to Greenville/Spartanburg, Fly to Denver
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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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 Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park as well as Downtown Estes Park. On the 1st (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park, stop by Downtown Estes Park, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary builder site.

Columbia to Estes Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Columbia in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Estes Park, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 3rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then cruise along Old Fall River Road.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a stone's throw from Estes Park. July in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around McPhelemy Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Buena Vista by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 80°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in July, with highs in Colorado Springs at 86°F and lows at 58°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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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.