9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
4
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Dallas

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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be colder, around 54°F, while days are little chillier, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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

2
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denver online route maker.

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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 2nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Durango travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Durango in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, expect Durango to be a bit cooler, temps between 86°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
Earthen Vessel Gallery ©
Earthen Vessel Gallery

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