8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Durham
Drive:  30​min
1
Raleigh
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Durham

1
day
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History, engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, then walk around Pullen Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at State Farmers Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh tour itinerary builder app .

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Shopping
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North Carolina Museum of History ©
North Carolina Museum of History
State Farmers Market ©
State Farmers Market
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum

1
night
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, view the masterpieces at Mountain Blown Glass, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then take a stroll through Downtown Estes Park, and then trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park online itinerary builder .

Fly from Raleigh to Estes Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Raleigh to Estes Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Raleigh in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Estes Park, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Emerald Lake Trail
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Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 18th (Tue), look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore, explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and then go deep underground at Argo Mill and Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Denver road trip website .

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Argo Mill and Tunnel, Flatirons, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
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Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax ©
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Manitou Springs Incline. Get in touch with nature at Skyline Drive and Red Rock Canyon. The adventure continues: stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and make a trip to Olympic Training Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs holiday builder app .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Skyline Drive, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post

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