7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Helen Hunt Falls and North Cheyenne Canon Park. Visiting Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Seven Bridges Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palmer Park, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs journey planner.

Austin to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Colorado Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

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Estes Park

— 1 night
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 1st (Wed): take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Estes Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Denver

— 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lookout Mountain and Fishing Charters & Tours. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Center for Colorado Women's History will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with American Museum of Western Art, explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Denver sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Denver sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

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Colorado travel guide

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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.