7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Midland
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Midland

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip planner.

Midland to Estes Park is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Midland to Estes Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Midland in July, with highs in Estes Park at 91°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder website.

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 July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (86°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll around Buena Vista River Park and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in July; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 80°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
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 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango and then see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Durango holiday builder app.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Buena Vista in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Durango, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

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

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