9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Boulder
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and The Broadmoor Seven Falls. There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, trek along Palmer Park, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour planner.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

3
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Escape the urban bustle at Flatirons and Mesa Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boulder: Granby Ranch (in Granby) and Deer Creek Canyon Park (in Littleton). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Flagstaff Mountain.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Boulder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Granby Ranch, Deer Creek Canyon Park
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Deer Creek Canyon Park ©
Deer Creek Canyon Park
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Flagstaff Mountain ©
Flagstaff Mountain

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Sat), trek along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop, then take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, and then hike along Animas Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of San Juan National Forest and then trek along Animas River Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boulder to Durango in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Boulder in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Durango, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Trails Outdoors
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San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail