8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
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.
You've now added Mount Evans to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denver online route planner .

Minneapolis to Denver is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Denver. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cherry Creek State Park
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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 17th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Seven Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colorado Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then take a stroll through Downtown Estes Park, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Estes Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
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Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Horseback Riding Tours
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©

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