7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— Few hours
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
4
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
5
Durango
— 1 night
6
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
7
Estes Park
— 1 night

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 16th (Tue), shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Denver itinerary builder app.

Boston to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Boston in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Denver: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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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 17th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs road trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours, thensee a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista vacation maker website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, Buena Vista is slightly colder than Colorado Springs - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
On the 19th (Fri), stroll through High Dune Trail and then trek along Mosca Pass Trail.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buena Vista to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. June in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, shop like a local with Earthen Vessel Gallery, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Durango travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Durango with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
Earthen Vessel Gallery ©
Earthen Vessel Gallery

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 21st (Sun), delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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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 22nd (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Find out how to plan Estes Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours

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