10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Durango
— Few hours
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
3
Denver
— 2 nights
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
5
Buena Vista
— 1 night
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Honeyville and then get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Durango itinerary builder.

Lexington to Durango is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lexington to Durango due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lexington in July, Durango is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Shopping
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Honeyville ©
Honeyville

1
night
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 2nd (Tue), explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, thenexplore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. July in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thensteep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, and then snap pictures at Denver Millennium Bridge. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder tool.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Denver by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Fri), trek along Hanging Lake Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, and then pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave. Here are some ideas for day two: test the waters at a local thermal spa and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in July: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Spas

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at The Bungled Jungle, sample the tasty concoctions at Elevation Beer Company, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista holiday planning website.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Elevation Beer Company, The Bungled Jungle
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The Bungled Jungle ©
The Bungled Jungle
Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Canon City and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take a stroll through Old Colorado City, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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