10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights

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Durango

Durango ©
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.
On the 20th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Fox Fire Farms Winery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Durango day trip site.

Durham to Durango is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Durango. Traveling from Durham in June, expect much colder with lows of 44°F in Durango. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Wineries

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

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You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Tours · Adventure

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 26th (Wed), experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Buena Vista is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of 79°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 27th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, things will get a bit warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 87°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
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Trail Ridge Road
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Hallett Peak
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Denver

Denver ©

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 28th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at Belmar. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Denver Millennium Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and then see where the action happens at Coors Field.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver attractions planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
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