6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Pikes Peak. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Divide and see Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs route site .

Charlotte to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. 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 Charlotte to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Charlotte in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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River Rafting & Tubing
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Elevation Beer Company.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with highs in Buena Vista at 79°F and lows at 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Elevation Beer Company
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River Rafting & Tubing
Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Adventure Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Denver

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.
On the 15th (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Denver trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, with highs in Denver at 83°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Nightlife Childrens Museums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

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