7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: London

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Denver

Denver ©
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 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally snap pictures at Denver Millennium Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Denver travel planner .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Denver due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Denver are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Colorado Springs

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 (Sun): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Canon City travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Canon City can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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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 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista road trip app .

You can drive from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Traveling from Canon City in May, expect Buena Vista to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing

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Glenwood Springs

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 8th (Wed): trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

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Getting from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in May, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Parks Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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