17 days in Colorado Itinerary

17 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Durango
— 2 nights
2
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
3
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
4
Estes Park
— 3 nights
5
Denver
— 3 nights
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

2
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.
Durango is known for adventure, nature, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail, and don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango vacation planner.

Dallas to Durango is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Durango, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Durango, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Sundance and Friends, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista online road trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or fly. When traveling from Durango in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Buena Vista, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Zipline

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Glenwood Springs side-trips: Aspen (Maroon Bells, Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, &more). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip maker tool.

Drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in August, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Spas

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver route builder.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Denver, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Idaho Springs
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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