7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, and finally trek along Tundra Communities Trail. On your second day here, trek along Lily Lake Trailhead, hike along Twin Sisters Peaks Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, and finally hike along Estes Cone Hike.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planner.

Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Chicago to Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in September since evenings lows in Rocky Mountain National Park dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Deer Mountain ©
Deer Mountain
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Denver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Creek Path, take in breathtaking views at Eldorado Canyon, and then immerse yourself in nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, learn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards, then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver holiday app.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Denver, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Eldorado Canyon State Park ©
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Balistreri Vineyards ©
Balistreri Vineyards

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, then head outdoors with Adventures Out West, then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and finally visit Old Colorado City.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West

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