8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Denver

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lookout Mountain, Georgetown Loop Railroad and Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour. On the 12th (Sat), go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour and then take a memorable tour with Georgetown Loop Railroad. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Denver vacation site.

Detroit to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in June, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lily Lake and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock.

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Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg and then get engrossed in the history at Buena Vista Heritage Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista travel planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Buena Vista in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Estes Park in June; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 79°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Garden of the Gods has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), walk around Garden of the Gods and then surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Buena Vista in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

You've now added Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife · Parks

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.