5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango
— 1 night
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
4
Denver
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango trip itinerary builder website.

New York City to Durango is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Durango, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Durango. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, see a world frozen in time at Winfield, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip planner.

Getting from Durango to Buena Vista by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Durango in July; daily highs in Buena Vista reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenstroll around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planning website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Denver online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

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