10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Idaho Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Pittsburgh

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip tool.

Pittsburgh to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, Colorado Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, thenadmire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, and finally explore the activities along Bear Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park holiday maker app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

1
night
Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Idaho Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Idaho Springs takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, expect Idaho Springs to be much colder, temps between 53°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hidee Gold Mine
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River Rafting & Tubing
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

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 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Idaho Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Idaho Springs in July, expect Glenwood Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
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River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista travel planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

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 18th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

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

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