4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Drive to Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Cañon City
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Cañon City
— 1 day
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Durango
— 2 nights
Fly to Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Drive to Onawa

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Cañon City

— 1 day

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cañon City trip builder tool.

Onawa to Cañon City is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. July in Cañon City sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Cañon City

Transportation · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cañon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in July, things will get little chillier in Buena Vista: highs are around 80°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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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 30th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Buena Vista to Durango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: highs in Durango hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

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Colorado travel guide

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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.