5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado tour planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Washington



— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Durango online trip itinerary builder.

Washington to Durango is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington to Durango due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Durango, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll around Buena Vista River Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista online visit planner.

You can drive from Durango to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Durango in July, things will get a bit cooler in Buena Vista: highs are around 80°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 14th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs route builder site.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, things will get a bit warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 86°F and lows about 58°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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.