10 days in Little Rock, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

10 days in Little Rock, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

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Little Rock
— 1 day
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
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Little Rock

— 1 day

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): engage your brain at Museum Of Discovery, get lost in a book at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then take in the exciting artwork at The Galleries at Library Square, and finally make a trip to La Petit Roche Plaza.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Little Rock tour itinerary planner.

Memphis to Little Rock is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Durango.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Durango

— 2 nights
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 31st (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Durango day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Little Rock to Durango takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Durango. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Little Rock in July, with highs in Durango at 86°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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 2nd (Mon): hike along Hanging Lake Trail, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Durango to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in August, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Spas · Trails · Parks

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, then see Off-Road Tours, then get a taste of the local shopping with Sundance and Friends, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in August: highs in Buena Vista hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

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.
On the 4th (Wed), meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then hike along Barr Trail to Pikes Peak. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip app.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in August; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 83°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.