8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado itinerary planner
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
Buena Vista
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights


Glenwood Springs — 1 day

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.
On the 6th (Mon), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Glenwood Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.
Spas · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Buena Vista hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Durango.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Durango — 2 nights

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 (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Durango trip builder website.

Drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in June: highs in Durango hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Colorado Springs.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Colorado Springs — 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Cañon City and see Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Durango to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in June, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.