7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango
— 1 night
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Durango trip maker app.

Fort Lauderdale to Durango is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, plan for cooler nights in Durango, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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 4th (Sat): hike along Hanging Lake Trail, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Glenwood Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Durango, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Spas Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, thenmingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista sightseeing planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in July: highs in Buena Vista hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
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.
On the 6th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in July; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Canon City, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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