10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Durango
— 1 night
2
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
4
Estes Park
— 1 night
5
Denver
— 3 nights
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip itinerary planner.

Dallas to Durango is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Durango: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

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

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nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Durango to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or fly. In July, Buena Vista is slightly colder than Durango - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, thenboost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Spas Trails
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hike along Emerald Lake Trail, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Estes Park route builder website.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Estes Park to be a bit warmer, around °F, while days are warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Emerald Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of 16th Street Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Denver sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Crown Hill Park, Hidee Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Colorado Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll around Garden of the Gods, thenget in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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