6 days in Colorado Springs & Durango Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs & Durango Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Springs & Durango Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Diego

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Old Colorado City Historic District, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

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San Diego to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Colorado Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Long House and Cliff Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Balcony House and Aztec Ruins National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Spruce Tree House (in Mesa Verde National Park), Balloon Rides (in Albuquerque) and The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Scenic Aperture Gallery, examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, and do a tasting at Four Leaves Winery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Durango online road trip planner .

Fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Durango. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Balloon Rides, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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