9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Drive:  11​h
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 45​min
End: Omaha

1
night
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 12th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs tour itinerary planner .

Omaha to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Glenwood Springs is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Omaha in August, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Trails Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Doc Holliday's Grave ©
Doc Holliday's Grave

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 14th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista vacation planning app .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Colorado City Historic District and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Garden of the Gods will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and don't miss a visit to Olympic Training Center.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, River Rafting & Tubing
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
River Rafting & Tubing
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 18th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Long House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park journey tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. In August in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Trimble Hot Springs and then examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Spas Nature Tours
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