7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5 h
1
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Dallas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Durango route planning app.

Dallas to Durango is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, you will find days in Durango are slightly colder (82°F), and nights are colder (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

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

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Durango to Buena Vista by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Durango in August, you will find days in Buena Vista are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Estes Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, Estes Park is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Off-Road Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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