8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Newark

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 20th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Durango is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Durango is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Newark in June since evenings lows in Durango dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

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

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Buena Vista journey planner.

You can drive from Durango to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Buena Vista, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

1
night
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 25th (Thu), trot along with a tour on horseback, then stop by Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park online trip maker.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

2
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then meet the residents at Denver Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver travel route planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Idaho Springs
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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