13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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13 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Boulder
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Cortez
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs driving holiday planner .

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

2
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.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at San Juan National Forest. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and take an in-depth tour of Animas Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Durango holiday maker app .

Fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

2
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 (Sat): get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test the waters at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs road trip app .

Drive from Durango to Glenwood Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Durango, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Theme Parks Parks
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Glenwood Hot Springs Pool ©
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

3
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boulder: New Belgium Brewing Company (in Fort Collins) and Golden (Colorado Railroad Museum, Mother Cabrini Shrine, & more). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Boulder online journey planner .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Boulder in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Glenwood Springs in July; daily highs in Boulder reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Golden, New Belgium Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Chautauqua: Park ©
Colorado Chautauqua: Park
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

2
nights
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cortez: Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Palace & Spruce Tree House) and Majestic Dude Ranch (in Mancos). The adventure continues: stroll around Towac Visitor Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cortez tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boulder to Cortez. In July, daytime highs in Cortez are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Majestic Dude Ranch, Towac Visitor Center
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Majestic Dude Ranch ©
Majestic Dude Ranch

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