5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Durango trip itinerary planner.

Tulsa to Durango is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Durango is a bit cooler than Tulsa - with highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): trek along Hanging Lake Trail, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Durango to Glenwood Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durango in July: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Spas · Parks · Trails

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista journey planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in August; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 83°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.