9 days in Phoenix & Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Phoenix & Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Phoenix & Colorado Itinerary

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

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Burton Barr Central Library, then admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, and then examine the collection at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip maker.

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Phoenix is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Phoenix are warmer (105°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (83°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): stop by Honeyville, then explore the striking landscape of San Juan National Forest, and then get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Durango holiday builder.

Fly from Phoenix to Durango in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in August; daily highs in Durango reach 82°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Majestic Dude Ranch, Cliff Palace
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

3
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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