8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 1st (Tue), get answers to all your questions at Breckenridge Welcome Center and then look for gifts at Ready Paint Fire!.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip itinerary maker .

Kalamazoo to Breckenridge is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Breckenridge. Traveling from Kalamazoo in January, you will find days in Breckenridge are little chillier (25°F), and nights are about the same (14°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Copper Mountain, Frisco Adventure Park
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Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain
Ready Paint Fire! ©
Ready Paint Fire!

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Two Old Crows, stop by Made in Colorado Shoppe, get a taste of the local shopping with Lantern Dancer, then view the masterpieces at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, and finally soothe aching muscles at The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Breckenridge to Pagosa Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of 37°F to lows of 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery, and then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 10°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Earthen Vessel Gallery ©
Earthen Vessel Gallery

1
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 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods, and then explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online trip builder .

You can fly from Durango to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In January, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Durango - with highs of 46°F and lows of 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Glen Eyrie Castle ©
Glen Eyrie Castle
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

2
nights
Estes Park

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 7th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Beach at Grand Lake, then look for gifts at Never Summer Mountain Products, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park road trip planning tool .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Grand Lake, Many Parks Curve Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Never Summer Mountain Products ©
Never Summer Mountain Products

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