9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hike along Hanging Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs travel itinerary planner .

Indianapolis to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Glenwood Springs. In June, Glenwood Springs is slightly colder than Indianapolis - with highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maroon Bells
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 27th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook, then experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista tour planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Buena Vista hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook ©
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 28th (Fri), do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, get curious at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. In June, Canon City is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 89°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience ©
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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 29th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then catch a live event at Olympic Training Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then go for a walk through Pikes Peak, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs itinerary site .

Getting from Canon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Canon City in June, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore and take pictures at Coors Field, and then take in the views from Denver Millennium Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then stroll through Denver Zoo.

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Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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