8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango
— 1 night
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

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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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango trip builder.

Kansas City to Durango is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Kansas City in June since evenings lows in Durango dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Zipline

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista route app.

Drive from Durango to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or fly. Traveling from Durango in June, you will find days in Buena Vista are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (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, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs vacation maker app.

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. When traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 6th (Sat), appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, thensee Off-Road Tours, and finally shop like a local with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

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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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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