8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport

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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 21st (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs tour itinerary planning tool.

Kalamazoo to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Colorado Springs. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 23rd (Sun), stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs day trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, Glenwood Springs is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Spas · Adventure · Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, then get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Shadow Mountain Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Denver tour builder app.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Denver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in August: highs in Denver hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Estes Park trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Estes Park are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · 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.