6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Durango
— 1 day
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Durango

— 1 day
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 17th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary maker tool.

Phoenix to Durango is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in June, things will get colder in Durango: highs are around 85°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Clear Creek Reservoir, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Durango to Buena Vista takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Durango in June, you will find days in Buena Vista are little chillier (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Buena Vista in June, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 1 night
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 21st (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Spas · Tours

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), hike along Hanging Lake Trail, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs day trip planning app.

You can drive from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in June, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Spas · Parks · Trails

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.