8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel route planner

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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Estes Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park journey maker tool.

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Estes Park. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

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Durango

— 1 night
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 6th (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Durango online journey planner.

Fly from Estes Park to Durango in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in June, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Durango. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Tue), see Off-Road Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Durango to Buena Vista takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Colorado Springs

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Denver Botanic Gardens (in Denver) and Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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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.