8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
2
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
3
Durango
— 1 night
4
Silverton
— Few hours
5
Ouray
— 1 night
6
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights

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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.
Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Canon City to see River Rafting & Tubing about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs sightseeing planner.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 68°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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hours
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is slightly colder at night with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park
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Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): hike along Animas River Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Durango. In June in Durango, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Silverton.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

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hours
Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): hike along Ice Lakes Trailhead.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Silverton trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Durango to Silverton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Durango in June, expect nights in Silverton to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Silverton

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Ice Lakes Trailhead ©
Ice Lakes Trailhead

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Silverton to Ouray takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Ouray are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour ©
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 3rd (Mon), view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery. On your second day here, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

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