11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary maker

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Woodland Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Florissant
— 1 night
Drive
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Cripple Creek
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cañon City
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Monroe Regional Airport

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Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Bring the kids along to Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, stroll through Seven Bridges Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center, and explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs vacation planner.

Monroe to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Monroe to Colorado Springs. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monroe in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Manitou Springs

— 1 night
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, get outside with Adventures Out West, then walk around Manitou Springs Memorial Park, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and finally view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs driving holiday tool.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In July, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Woodland Park.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Woodland Park

— 1 night
The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. On the 12th (Sun), play a few rounds at Shining Mountain Golf Course and then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Woodland Park online visit planner.

Woodland Park is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. July in Woodland Park sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Florissant.

Things to do in Woodland Park

Golf · Outdoors · Museums

Florissant

— 1 night
Florissant is a census-designated place and a U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florissant trip maker.

Florissant is just a short distance from Woodland Park. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Woodland Park in July: high temperatures in Florissant hover around 65°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Florissant

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cripple Creek

— 2 nights
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 14th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Shelf Rd, then get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, then take a memorable drive along Phantom Canyon Road, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, get engrossed in the history at Cripple Creek District Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cripple Creek route tool.

Cripple Creek is very close to Florissant. Traveling from Florissant in July, you will find days in Cripple Creek are much warmer (90°F), and nights are a bit warmer (63°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cañon City

— 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 16th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Tunnel Drive, and then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cañon City itinerary app.

Drive from Cripple Creek to Cañon City in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cañon City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Wineries · Trails · Adventure

Colorado travel guide

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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.