5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
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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.
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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 13th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in July, with highs in Buena Vista at 80°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Scenic Aperture Gallery, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: highs in Durango hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Glenwood Springs using our trip planner.

Drive from Durango to Glenwood Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Durango, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

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.