8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly
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Durango
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango holiday planner.

Philadelphia to Durango is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Durango. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you will find days in Durango are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are much colder (35°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Zipline
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8

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Glenwood Springs

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 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Durango to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Durango, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Spas · Trails · Outdoors
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Hanging Lake Trail
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
4.0
Hanging Lake ©
Water Body
Hanging Lake
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip builder app.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for much hotter days in Estes Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours · Outdoors · Spas
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Off-Road Tours
4.8
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Spas
4.8
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.4

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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take a stroll through 16th Street Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip maker.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Denver sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

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16th Street Mall ©
Neighborhood
16th Street Mall
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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.
On the 14th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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