10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado itinerary maker

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Durango
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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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 13th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Durango trip builder site.

Tupelo to Durango is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tupelo to Durango due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tupelo in June, plan for cooler nights in Durango, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): test the waters at a local thermal spa and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Glenwood Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip site.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Buena Vista, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums

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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Denver online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, sample the tasty concoctions at Rock Cut Brewing Company, admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park attractions planning tool.

Drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Estes Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

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.