9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver

— 1 night

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 1st (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Molly Brown House Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary maker site.

Philadelphia to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs vacation builder.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Buena Vista River Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in July; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 80°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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 8th (Wed), see Off-Road Tours and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Estes Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in July; daily highs in Estes Park reach 91°F and lows reach 59°F. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

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.