11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Durango
1
Durango
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
7
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Durango

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day
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 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip builder app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Durango. In July, daytime highs in Durango are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

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Getting from Durango to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Durango in July, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 6th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Steamboat Ski Resort, and then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

1
night
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Main Street and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge online holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Breckenridge, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Estes Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Estes Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then explore the activities along Bear Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in July, you will find days in Estes Park are much warmer (91°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Photography Tours

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nights
Denver

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.
On the 10th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Denver vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon, and then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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