10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip maker

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Durango
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Idaho Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours and then see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

New York City to Durango is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Durango due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, Durango is cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours, then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista planning website.

You can drive from Durango to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll around Garden of the Gods. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado and then get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online itinerary planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

Idaho Springs

— 1 night
The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Thu), hike along St Mary's Glacier, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Idaho Springs in 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July; daily highs in Idaho Springs reach 53°F and lows reach 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Glenwood Springs' surroundings by going to Aspen (Maroon Bells & Maroon Lake Scenic Trail). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs visit planner.

Drive from Idaho Springs to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Idaho Springs in July, expect Glenwood Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.