10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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.
To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip app.

Green Bay to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Green Bay to Glenwood Springs is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Green Bay in July; daily highs in Glenwood Springs reach 68°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Spas · Adventure · Tours

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 25th (Sat), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Durango

— 1 night
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 27th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Durango trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Estes Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Evans and River Rafting & Tubing. Bring the kids along to Garden of the Gods and 16th Street Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs) and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (in Colorado Springs). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.