10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
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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 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Scenic Aperture Gallery. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Durango trip planner.

Dallas to Durango is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Durango due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect nights in Durango to be much colder, around 35°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

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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 31st (Mon), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Durango to Glenwood Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Durango, expect colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Spas · Trails · Outdoors

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the activities along Clear Creek Reservoir, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buena Vista online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Buena Vista, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Canon City (Royal Gorge Helitours & Skyline Drive). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Buena Vista in June, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): push the limits with The EDGE Ziplines & Adventures, take an in-depth tour of Littleton Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of 16th Street Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver holiday maker.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trips

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.