8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Buena Vista
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  2​h
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
New York City

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park day trip website .

New York City to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glenwood Springs.

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 20th (Sun), test the waters at a local thermal spa and then appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

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Maroon Bells
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 23rd (Wed), experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Buena Vista tour planner .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, you will find days in Buena Vista are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Canon City.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Canon City trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and car from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Canon City is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 77°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in May, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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