9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Estes Park
— Few hours
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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 31st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park day trip planning website.

Denver to Estes Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Estes Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bear Lake
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, thenfind something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thenexplore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip site.

Getting from Estes Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. When traveling from Estes Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), see Off-Road Tours and then head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista online journey planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Buena Vista is slightly colder than Colorado Springs - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can 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

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.
On the 5th (Wed), test the waters at a local thermal spa and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs day trip planning tool.

You can 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 August, plan for slightly colder 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 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

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

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