9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  5​h
1
Alamosa
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Delta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Durango
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Cortez
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Denver
— 2 nights
End: Denver

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hours
Alamosa

Alamosa
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Alamosa trip maker app .

Denver to Alamosa is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Denver in May, Alamosa is slightly colder at night with lows of 32°F. You will leave for Buena Vista on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Alamosa

Wildlife Parks Tours

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista vacation planner.

Drive from Alamosa to Buena Vista in 2 hours. When traveling from Alamosa in May, plan for slightly colder days in Buena Vista, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs sightseeing planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Delta.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Delta

Delta ©
The City of Delta is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Delta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Confluence Park and then tee off at Devil's Thumb Golf Club.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Delta day trip site .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Delta in 2 hours. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, you will find days in Delta are much hotter (75°F), and nights are a bit warmer (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Delta

Outdoors Golf Parks
Highlights from your plan
Confluence Park ©
Confluence Park

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, then contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, and finally see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ouray online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Delta to Ouray takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Delta in May, you will find days in Ouray are cooler (55°F), and nights are little chillier (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

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 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Columba Catholic Church, browse the exhibits of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Make your Durango itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ouray to Durango by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in May, you will find days in Durango are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Cortez.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Hovenweep National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center, and then explore and take pictures at Majestic Dude Ranch.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cortez day trip website .

Getting from Durango to Cortez by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Cortez

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Majestic Dude Ranch, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Majestic Dude Ranch ©
Majestic Dude Ranch

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 16th (Thu), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cortez to Denver takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Cortez, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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