10 days in Lincoln & Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Lincoln & Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lincoln
— 1 night
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
3
Durango
— 1 night
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
5
Buena Vista
— 1 night
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

1
night
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get your game on at Craft Axe Throwing- Lincoln.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lincoln tour planning website.

West Chicago to Lincoln is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from West Chicago in July, expect nights in Lincoln to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. You'll set off for Estes Park on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Lincoln

Fun & Games
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Craft Axe Throwing- Lincoln ©
Craft Axe Throwing- Lincoln

1
night
Estes Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lincoln to Estes Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Lincoln to Estes Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lincoln in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Estes Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Shopping
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Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Durango route maker tool.

You can fly from Estes Park to Durango in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Durango is little chillier than Estes Park - with highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Zipline

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, then trek along Hanging Lake Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs online travel route planner.

Getting from Durango to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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

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night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista day trip planning tool.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, you will find days in Buena Vista are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

3
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online visit planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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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

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