22 days in Colorado & Southern Idaho Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 4 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Durango
— 4 nights
Drive
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Almo
— 1 night
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs — 4 nights

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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing), Heroes Plaza - National Medal of Honor Memorial (in Pueblo) and Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Paris, France to Colorado Springs is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.
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Denver — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs), Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery (in Boulder) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at State 38 Distilling.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Denver sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.
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Side Trips

Estes Park — 4 nights

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 Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Lake Irene, Trail Ridge Road, &more). There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, go for a walk through Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Durango.
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Side Trip

Durango — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Durango side-trips: Mesa Verde National Park (Far View Sites, Cliff Palace, &more). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

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Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Durango takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Durango, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Almo.
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Side Trip

Almo — 1 night

Almo is a very small unincorporated community in Cassia County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at City Of Rocks National Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Almo trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Durango to Almo. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Twin Falls.
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Twin Falls — 3 nights

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Twin Falls is known for nature, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, walk around Centennial Waterfront Park, trek along Snake River Canyon Trail, and stroll through Rock Creek Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Almo to Twin Falls takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Twin Falls can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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