10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
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.
Spruce Tree House and Long House will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as San Juan National Forest and Cortez Cultural Center. Explore Durango's surroundings by going to Petroglyph Point Hike (in Mesa Verde National Park) and Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum (in Cortez). It doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours and tour the pleasant surroundings at Purgatory Resort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Durango vacation builder app .

London, UK to Durango is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from London in May, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Durango: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez
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San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Long House ©
Long House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Chimney Rock National Monument, get interesting insight from Tours, and then hike along Piedra River Trail.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs day trip planner.

Getting from Durango to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Durango in May, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Off-Road Tours

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 2nd (Tue): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Buena Vista takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Glenwood Springs

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 3rd (Wed), fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, and then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: test the waters at a local thermal spa and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Spas

Side Trips

Rocky Mountains, Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
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Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

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