8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Frisco
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
5
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Houston

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Pole - Santa's Workshop and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Kids will enjoy Garden of the Gods and Battlefield Colorado. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc, look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online journey planner .

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be cooler, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Arcade Amusements, Inc, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
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Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 7th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Canon City trip site .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you will find days in Canon City are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista travel planning site .

Getting from Canon City to Buena Vista by combination of car and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Canon City in August, with highs in Buena Vista at 77°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Frisco.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Climbing Tours

1
night
Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get answers to all your questions at Breckenridge Welcome Center, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Epic Discovery at Breck, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Frisco driving holiday site .

Drive from Buena Vista to Frisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Buena Vista in August, plan for slightly colder days in Frisco, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Breckenridge
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River Rafting & Tubing
Epic Discovery at Breck ©
Epic Discovery at Breck
Breckenridge Welcome Center ©
Breckenridge Welcome Center

2
nights
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 10th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Animas Chocolate Company and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Durango online vacation planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Frisco to Durango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Frisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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River Rafting & Tubing
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Horseback Riding Tours

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