10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Durango
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Boulder
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  31​h
End: New York City

1
night
Durango

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 10th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at San Juan National Forest. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Animas Mountain Trail and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Trimble Hot Springs.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Durango trip maker .

New York City to Durango is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Durango. Traveling from New York City in October, you will find days in Durango are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are much colder (32°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Nature Trails
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Trimble Hot Springs ©
Trimble Hot Springs
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boulder Beer Company, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Twisted Pine Brewing Company. On your second day here, hike along Mesa Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Flagstaff Mountain.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Durango to Boulder takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Durango in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Boulder, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Nature
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Flagstaff Mountain ©
Flagstaff Mountain
Avery Brewing Company ©
Avery Brewing Company
Boulder Beer Company ©
Boulder Beer Company

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, relax and rejuvenate at Emerald Moon Massage, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Life Essentials Day Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Rotary Park Boardwalk and then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs holiday builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Boulder to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, Steamboat Springs is little chillier than Boulder - with highs of 59°F and lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Spas Parks Nature
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Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Life Essentials Day Spa ©
Life Essentials Day Spa

2
nights
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, then relax and float downstream with Browns Canyon Rafting, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting, let the river carry you with The Adventure Company, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Elevation Beer Company.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and car from Steamboat Springs to Buena Vista in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Elevation Beer Company
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The Adventure Company ©
The Adventure Company
Elevation Beer Company ©
Elevation Beer Company
Browns Canyon Rafting ©
Browns Canyon Rafting

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