8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel planner

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Durango
— 2 nights
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Salida
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Durango to Silverton to see Million Dollar Highway about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip planner.

Houston to Durango is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Durango due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in June, you will find days in Durango are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are cooler (44°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Salida.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Adventure

Side Trip

Salida

— 2 nights
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): walk around McPhelemy Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, then take in the exciting artwork at The Bungled Jungle, and then walk around Riverside Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salida trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Durango to Salida takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Durango in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 50°F in Salida. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Salida

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

Plan my trip to Colorado Springs with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Salida to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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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.