16 days in Pittsburgh & Colorado Itinerary

16 days in Pittsburgh & Colorado Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Pittsburgh. In August, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Visit 16th Street Mall and Denver Union Station for their historical value. Bring the kids along to Off-Road Tours and Spas. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Denver route planning app.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Denver in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Visit Old Colorado City and Manitou Cliff Dwellings for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and North Cheyenne Canon Park. Change things up with a short trip to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 16th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista sightseeing planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 77°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Thermal Spas and Hanging Lake. Change things up with a short trip to The John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, trot along with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online tour planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in August, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Durango itinerary builder site.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Colorado travel guide

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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.