10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Durango
— 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

— 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center (in Florence) and Cañon City (River Rafting & Tubing & The Gold Mine Rock Shop). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take an in-depth tour of United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, and cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Columbia to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Columbia in June, with highs in Colorado Springs at 84°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, then view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista itinerary builder.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect Buena Vista to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Durango trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in June: highs in Durango hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip builder website.

Drive from Durango to Glenwood Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Durango in June: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Spas · Trails · 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 24th (Thu), appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park route site.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Estes Park hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Denver

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Denver travel route app.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Denver sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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.