5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
— 1 night
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night


Colorado Springs — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sat), deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy and then stroll around Garden of the Gods. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip planning tool.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Durango.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trip

Durango — 1 night

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 20th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Durango trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Durango takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, plan for little chillier nights in Durango, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see Off-Road Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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

You can drive from Durango to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for slightly colder days in Buena Vista, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Glenwood Springs — 1 night

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 22nd (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs route builder site.

Drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
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Colorado travel guide

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.