7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner

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Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): test the waters at a local thermal spa, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs visit planner.

Detroit to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in June: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 66°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Spas · Adventure · Tours

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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.
When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Cañon City, approximately Cañon City away. Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Buena Vista in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Estes Park tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Estes Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Spas · Tours

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.