8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  31​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Durango

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Southwest Raft & Jeep and Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours. Step out of the city life by going to San Juan National Forest and Animas River Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Animas Mountain Trail, get a new perspective on things with Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and stroll through Rim Trail/ Campus Loop.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Durango attractions planning tool .

New York City to Durango is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Durango, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Durango, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Parks
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San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

2
nights
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a memorable excursion with Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting, take a memorable tour with The Adventure Company, and then stroll around Buena Vista River Park. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Cottonwood Lake and then get a new perspective on things with Browns Canyon Rafting.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Durango to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cottonwood Lake ©
Cottonwood Lake
Browns Canyon Rafting ©
Browns Canyon Rafting
The Adventure Company ©
The Adventure Company

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