9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Corpus Christi
Fly:  6​h
1
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Corpus Christi

1
night
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 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Honeyville, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Corpus Christi to Durango is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Corpus Christi to Durango is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Corpus Christi in June, plan for little chillier days in Durango, with highs around 85°F, while nights are colder with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango
Honeyville ©
Honeyville

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
When in Aspen, make a side trip to see Thermal Spas in Glenwood Springs, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, explore and take pictures at The John Denver Sanctuary, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Durango to Aspen in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for slightly colder days in Aspen, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Thu), walk around Riverside Park, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around McPhelemy Park.

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Drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Riverside Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside 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.
Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

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Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Buena Vista in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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