9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Boulder
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
End: New York City

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner .

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Boulder is known for shopping, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Pearl Street Mall, hike along Flatirons, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Vapor Distillery, and walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boulder trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Boulder by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Boulder sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Carousel of Happiness
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Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park to see Cliff Palace about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, explore the wealth of natural beauty at San Juan National Forest, and stop by Honeyville.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boulder to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Boulder in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Durango. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cliff Palace
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San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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