8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h
2
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Kalamazoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip planning website.

Kalamazoo to Estes Park is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Kalamazoo in July, you will find days in Estes Park are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

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
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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.
On the 20th (Mon), whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango visit planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Estes Park to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Estes Park in July; daily highs in Durango reach 86°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

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

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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 21st (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Durango to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip builder tool.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

3
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, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for 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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