9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 1 night
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
3
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip itinerary site.

Charlotte to Estes Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Charlotte to Estes Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Charlotte in July, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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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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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.
On the 26th (Sun), meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read 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, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 27th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours and then head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Buena Vista vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, expect Buena Vista to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) 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

2
nights
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 29th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: trek along Hanging Lake Trail, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in July, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

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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 31st (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Durango vacation planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

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

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