8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 1 night
2
Denver
— 1 night
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
5
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights

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Estes Park

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.
To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park sightseeing planner.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Estes Park. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Estes Park, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

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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 15th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver itinerary planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours, thensee a world frozen in time at Winfield, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista road trip site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in August; daily highs in Buena Vista reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

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Glenwood Springs

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.
On the 18th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, thenboost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip planning app.

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. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maroon Bells, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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