10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Boulder
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Durango
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
4
Cortez
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, stroll through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

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

Jerusalem, Israel to Colorado Springs is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Jerusalem in June, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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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

3
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Change things up with a short trip to New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, grab your bike and head to Valmont Bike Park, and stroll through Flatirons.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Boulder trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Boulder takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Boulder sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

New Belgium Brewing Company, Lyons Classic Pinball
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Colorado Chautauqua: Park ©
Colorado Chautauqua: Park
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Honeyville, take a peaceful walk through San Juan National Forest, and then take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Animas Museum, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and then take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boulder to Durango in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boulder in July since evenings lows in Durango dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Cortez.

Things to do in Durango

Nature Parks Museums
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San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

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nights
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 7th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with Rimrock Outfitters and then get a taste of life in the country at Majestic Dude Ranch.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cortez trip planner.

You can take a bus from Durango to Cortez in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Cortez are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cortez

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mancos, Cliff Palace
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Rimrock Outfitters ©
Rimrock Outfitters
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Majestic Dude Ranch ©
Majestic Dude Ranch

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