10 days in Colorado & Moab Itinerary

10 days in Colorado & Moab Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado & Moab Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville, Florida
Drive + Fly:  28​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Moab
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Fort Collins
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  29​h
End: Jacksonville, Florida

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and then stroll through Garden of the Gods.

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Jacksonville to Colorado Springs is an approximately 28-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. In August, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler than Jacksonville - with highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Miramont Castle Museum
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

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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 3rd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Canon City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Canon City, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. In August, Buena Vista is slightly colder than Canon City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Arches National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Buena Vista to Moab by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 39°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Outdoors Nature
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 6th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver route tool .

Fly from Moab to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Moab in August, expect Denver to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 8th (Thu), hike along Emerald Lake Trail, get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

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Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort Collins holiday maker .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

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