8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Estes Park
— 1 night
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
3
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
5
Durango
— 2 nights

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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 14th (Sun): appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip itinerary planner.

Dayton to Estes Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dayton to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dayton in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Wed), see Off-Road Tours and then head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in June: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

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night
Glenwood Springs

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 19th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Durango by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Durango hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

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

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