10 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

10 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Denver, Bus to Buena Vista
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Buena Vista
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cripple Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Fly

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Buena Vista — 3 nights

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Explore Buena Vista's surroundings by going to Mt democrat alma colorado (in Alma), Mineral Belt Trail (in Leadville) and South Park City Museum (in Fairplay). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Arkansas River, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Winfield, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista holiday planner.

Kansas City to Buena Vista is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Buena Vista is minus 1 hour. In July in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Cripple Creek.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Side Trips

Cripple Creek — 1 night

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum, and then try to win big at Bronco Billy's Casino.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cripple Creek trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in July, with highs in Cripple Creek at 90°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

Colorado Springs — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Denver (Molly Brown House Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, &more) and Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Cripple Creek in July, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks
Side Trips