8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado sightseeing planner

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Dallas

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Canon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Skyline Drive) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, and get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

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

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: stroll around McPhelemy Park, see a world frozen in time at Winfield, and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in August, with highs in Buena Vista at 77°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, thenstroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Aspen online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Buena Vista to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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.
On the 14th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Durango online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Durango are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

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

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