7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Before you visit Glenwood Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Miami to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami to Glenwood Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in August, expect Glenwood Springs to be much colder, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista journey maker.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Buena Vista, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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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 (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs visit planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park road trip website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trip

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.