6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  8​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1
night
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.
To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online tour planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 68°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 2nd (Tue), appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 3rd (Wed), kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista day trip planning website .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Buena Vista by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, with highs in Buena Vista at 79°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

2
nights
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.
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To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Durango travel route app .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, you will find days in Durango are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Zipline
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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