13 days in East Peoria, Durango & Estes Park Itinerary

13 days in East Peoria, Durango & Estes Park Itinerary

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13 days in East Peoria, Durango & Estes Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
East Peoria
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Durango
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
East Peoria

East Peoria ©
East Peoria is a city in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from East Peoria: Metamora Courthouse (in Metamora), Sugar Creek Covered Bridge (in Glenarm) and Springfield (Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, & more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Starved Rock State Park, cruise along Grand View Drive, and sample the fine beverages at J.K. Williams Distilling.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the East Peoria trip maker tool .

New York City to East Peoria is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to East Peoria. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for little chillier nights in East Peoria, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in East Peoria

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Springfield, Utica, Metamora Courthouse, Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Grand View Drive
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials ©
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Balloon Rides (in Albuquerque), Mesa Verde National Park (Balcony House, Cliff Palace, & more) and Four Corners Monument (in Teec Nos Pos). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Potato Lake Trail, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore and take pictures at James Ranch.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from East Peoria to Durango. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from East Peoria to Durango. Traveling from East Peoria in September, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Durango. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Four Corners Monument, Balloon Rides
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Balloon Rides
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, stroll around Estes Park Visitor Center, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Estes Park day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Durango to Estes Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Durango in September since evenings lows in Estes Park dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Horseback Riding Tours
Photography Tours

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