8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Silverton
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Estes Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Garden of the Gods. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder site .

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in May, you will find days in Colorado Springs are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are cooler (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Adventure

Side Trips

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

few
hours
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
On the 1st (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Great Sand Dunes National Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve when traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Great Sand Dunes National Park ©
Great Sand Dunes National Park

1
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.
To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Durango trip planner .

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

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
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. Find out how to plan Silverton trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Durango to Silverton in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for slightly colder days in Silverton, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Silverton

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ice Lakes Trail ©
Ice Lakes Trail

1
night
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ouray holiday planner .

Drive from Silverton to Ouray in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour ©
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

2
nights
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), take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Hanging Lake Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs road trip planning tool .

Getting from Ouray to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ouray in June, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are little chillier (66°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Theme Parks Adventure
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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