9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 12th (Sun), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durango road trip planning tool.

Dallas to Durango is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Durango due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Durango, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, thensee a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): walk around Buena Vista River Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Durango to Buena Vista takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or fly. Traveling from Durango in July, things will get a bit cooler in Buena Vista: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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

1
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 16th (Thu): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 17th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, thentake a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, you will find days in Estes Park are much warmer (°F), and nights are a bit warmer (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then gain insight at United States Air Force Academy. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip tool.

Drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Estes Park in July, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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