7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Colorado Springs is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Colorado Springs is minus 3 hours. Traveling from San Juan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Denver

— 2 nights

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 5th (Mon): wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall, then browse the different shops at Southlands, and then catch a live event at Coors Field.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 1 night
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 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, then stop by Earthwood Artisans, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Wild Basin Area.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip planning site.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Estes Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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 (Thu): trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs day trip app.

You can fly from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in July, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be a bit cooler, around 50°F, while days are cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

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.