10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Miami
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Miami

1
night
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip itinerary app.

Miami to Estes Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, car, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Estes Park is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Miami, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, thencontemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens.

Discover how to plan a Denver trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs vacation website.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 25th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, thensee a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buena Vista tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, Buena Vista is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of 62°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

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 26th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online trip 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 a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Theme Parks Spas Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
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 28th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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