10 days in Colorado & Grand Island Itinerary

10 days in Colorado & Grand Island Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Grand Island
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park, thensee the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, thensee the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip website.

Queen Creek to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Queen Creek in July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (°F), and nights are cooler (°F). On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Grand Island.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mueller State Park, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Miramont Castle Museum
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Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Grand Island

Grand Island ©
Grand Island is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Raising Nebraska, cool off at Island Oasis Water Park, and then examine the collection at Kearney Area Children's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Clayton Museum of Ancient History, make a trip to Birthplace of Kool-Aid, thenexamine the collection at Nebraska Firefighters Museum, and finally stop by Stagecoach.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Island itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Colorado Springs to Grand Island with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in July since evenings lows in Grand Island dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Island

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kearney, Birthplace of Kool-Aid, Clayton Museum of Ancient History
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Raising Nebraska ©
Raising Nebraska
Kearney Area Children's Museum ©
Kearney Area Children's Museum
Nebraska Firefighters Museum ©
Nebraska Firefighters Museum

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, thenbrowse the collection at Tread of Pioneers Museum, thenhit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Steamboat Lake State Park and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs online itinerary maker.

Getting from Grand Island to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 8.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Island to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Island in July: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Steamboat Lake State Park
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Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), engage your brain at Powerhouse Science Center, thendo a tasting at Four Leaves Winery, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail, and finally browse the exhibits of Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Durango Hot Springs, trek along Animas Mountain Trail, thentrek along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop, and finally stroll through Rotary Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durango trip planning website.

You can fly from Steamboat Springs to Durango in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Durango, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Durango Hot Springs ©
Durango Hot Springs
Rotary Park ©
Rotary Park

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