8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
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, reviews, and tourist information, read our Estes Park holiday planning tool .

Boston to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Estes Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in June, expect nights in Estes Park to be slightly colder, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours

1
night
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 28th (Sun), test the waters at a local thermal spa and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs visit app .

Getting from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Estes Park, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Adventure
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Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip app .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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