7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Denver
Drive
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Nederland
Drive
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Estes Park
Drive
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Granby
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Lake
— 1 night
Drive
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Hot Sulphur Springs
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights

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Denver

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.
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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Nederland.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Nederland

The Town of Nederland, locally known as "Ned", is a Statutory Town located near Barker Meadow Reservoir in the mountains of southwest Boulder County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nederland journey planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Nederland takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Estes Park.

Things to do in Nederland

Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Brownfield's.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nederland to Estes Park takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Granby.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Granby

— 1 night
Granby is a statutory town which is the most populous municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Granby holiday planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Granby by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Estes Park in September, plan for much colder days in Granby, with highs around 46°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 33°F. You will leave for Grand Lake on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Granby

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Grand Lake

— 1 night
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then hike along Adams Falls Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Lake driving holiday planner.

Grand Lake is very close to Granby. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Lake can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Spas · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Hot Sulphur Springs

Hot Sulphur Springs is a statutory town and the county seat of Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Byers Canyon and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hot Sulphur Springs using our trip planner.

Hot Sulphur Springs is just a short distance from Grand Lake. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Lake in September: highs in Hot Sulphur Springs hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Hot Sulphur Springs

Nature · Parks · Spas

Steamboat Springs

— 4 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Steamboat Springs is known for nature, trails, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest, admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, and fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs day trip site.

Drive from Hot Sulphur Springs to Steamboat Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Colorado travel guide

4.3
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.