8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner

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Denver
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Georgetown
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
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Denver
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Denver

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), grab your bike and head to Cherry Creek Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Houston to Denver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Denver is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Denver: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Georgetown

— 1 night
The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): let little ones run wild at Foster's Place Playground.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Georgetown journey planning site.

Drive from Denver to Georgetown in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for much colder days in Georgetown, with highs around 51°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks · Fun & Games

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Kruger Rock, and then explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes. On your second day here, examine the collection at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain, then take a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally hike along Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Georgetown to Estes Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Georgetown in June, you will find days in Estes Park are warmer (87°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
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 25th (Fri): stop by Eagle Tourist Information Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Glenwood Railroad Museum, then trek along Grizzly Creek Trail, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs road trip planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in June, plan for much colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 66°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Bridges Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Glenwood Springs - with highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
On the 28th (Mon), examine the collection at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Denver

Mile-High City

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver online itinerary planner.

Drive from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Denver in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June since evenings lows in Denver dip to 55°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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.