10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and Ghost Town Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and The Broadmoor Seven Falls. Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Cañon City to see Royal Gorge Bridge and Park about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: trek along Palmer Park and expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Colorado Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Toronto to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Transportation · Wildlife

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a memorable excursion with Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting, then let the river carry you with The Adventure Company, and then admire the sheer force of Agnes Vaille Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonwood Lake and then take a memorable tour with Browns Canyon Rafting.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista day trip planning app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, expect Buena Vista to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Linwood Cemetery, then explore the activities along Hanging Lake, and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Durango

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of San Juan National Forest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail/ Campus Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Animas Mountain Trail, whizz through the canopy at Southwest Raft & Jeep, and then get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

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Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Durango, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.