10 days in New York City, Topeka & Colorado Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
Bus to Salina, Fly to Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Warsaw


New York City — 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and walk around The High Line.

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Warsaw, Poland to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Warsaw to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Topeka.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Topeka — 4 nights

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Change things up with these side-trips from Topeka: Abilene (Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad & Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum), Phoenix Gallery (in Lawrence) and OZ Museum (in Wamego). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, steep yourself in history at Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, stroll around Gage Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Lake Shawnee.

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Fly from New York City to Topeka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Topeka hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Colorado Springs — 2 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and make a trip to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Topeka to Colorado Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Topeka to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Topeka in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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.