8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Boulder
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs — 2 nights

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 (Tue): delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs route planner.

Columbus to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Columbus in July, Colorado Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Boulder.
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Boulder — 2 nights

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Explore Boulder's surroundings by going to Fort Collins (New Belgium Brewing Company & Annual Flower Trial Garden) and Benson Park Sculpture Garden (in Loveland). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Pearl Street Mall, head outdoors with Rocky Mountain Anglers, catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, and walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boulder trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Boulder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Boulder sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Glenwood Springs.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip maker app.

You can fly from Boulder to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boulder in July, with highs in Glenwood Springs at 68°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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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.
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