8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. On your second day here, trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan trip to Glenwood Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Atlanta to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Glenwood Springs. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in July, with highs in Glenwood Springs at 68°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista road trip planning tool .

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 a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in July; daily highs in Canon City reach 90°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience ©
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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.
On the 16th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and then wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, go for a walk through Pikes Peak, then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs route builder .

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in July, Colorado Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at The Source, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

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You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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