7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado vacation planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Cañon City and see Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel route planner.

San Antonio to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in June: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in June: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 79°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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 16th (Thu): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Durango

— 2 nights
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 17th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary site.

Fly from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.