9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Canon City (Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours & Royal Gorge Helitours). There's more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip tool.

Charlotte to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Colorado Springs. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. To plan Buena Vista vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in August, with highs in Buena Vista at 77°F and lows at 47°F. You will leave for Glenwood Springs on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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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 26th (Wed), stroll through Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): shop like a local with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, expect nights in Estes Park to be a bit warmer, around 56°F, while days are much warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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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 29th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

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.