9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor), Denver (Molly Brown House Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Cañon City). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip builder site.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durango

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Million Dollar Highway, then don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Durango tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, Durango is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 24th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista attractions planning website.

You can drive from Durango to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for slightly colder days in Buena Vista, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
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 25th (Fri), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then view the masterpieces at Art on 8th. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Hanging Lake and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs route planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Buena Vista, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Adventure

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.