7 days in Colorado, Flagstaff & Sedona Itinerary

7 days in Colorado, Flagstaff & Sedona Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado, Flagstaff & Sedona Itinerary

Start: Scottsdale
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Silverton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Telluride
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Sedona
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
End: Scottsdale

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Soaring Tree Top Adventures.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Durango itinerary maker.

Scottsdale to Durango is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Scottsdale in October, expect Durango to be colder, temps between 64°F and 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Soaring Tree Top Adventures ©
Soaring Tree Top Adventures

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hours
Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stop by Route 550 Gifts and then get engrossed in the history at San Juan County Historical Society.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Silverton online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Durango to Silverton takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Durango in October, you will find days in Silverton are little chillier (53°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Silverton

Museums Shopping
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San Juan County Historical Society ©
San Juan County Historical Society
Route 550 Gifts ©
Route 550 Gifts

1
night
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Animas Forks as well as Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and then see a world frozen in time at Animas Forks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ouray online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Silverton to Ouray takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Animas Forks ©
Animas Forks

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night
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Telluride Mountain Village Gondola.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Telluride trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Telluride takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Mesa Verde National Park.

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Shopping
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Telluride Truffle ©
Telluride Truffle

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night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
You've now added Balcony House to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Telluride to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Telluride in October, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are somewhat warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Flagstaff.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Flagstaff takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, you will find days in Flagstaff are slightly colder (63°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). On the 15th (Sun), you're off toSedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Parks Tours

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hours
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Flagstaff to Sedona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Flagstaff in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 77°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Spas
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Spas & Wellness

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