8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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


Colorado Springs — 3 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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, make a trip to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning site.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, Colorado Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Durango.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Durango — 1 night

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 17th (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Durango trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Durango takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Durango, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Sat), see Off-Road Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Durango to Buena Vista by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Durango in June: highs in Buena Vista hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Glenwood Springs — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs day trip app.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Spas · Adventure · Trails

Colorado travel guide

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.