6 days in Knoxville, Saint Louis & Colorado Springs Itinerary

6 days in Knoxville, Saint Louis & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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6 days in Knoxville, Saint Louis & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  26​h
End: Charlotte

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 20th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Sunsphere Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Knoxville road trip planning site .

Charlotte to Knoxville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Knoxville are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Knoxville

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Market Square ©
Market Square
Sunsphere Tower ©
Sunsphere Tower

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Knoxville to Saint Louis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Saint Louis

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then admire the sheer force of Seven Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs visit site .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Colorado Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Saint Louis to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler than Saint Louis - with highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery

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