12 days in Colorado Springs & Columbus Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Springs & Columbus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Colorado Springs & Columbus Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Columbus
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Detroit

5
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Canon City (Skyline Drive & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, make a trip to Olympic Training Center, explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs journey maker website .

Detroit to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, plan for little chillier nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Canon City, Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

5
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Rockbridge), Logan (Rockhouse & Ash Cave) and Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon). Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Kings Island. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, appreciate the history behind Christopher Columbus Statue, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stroll around Prairie Oaks Metropark.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Columbus trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Columbus in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, Columbus is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Logan, Great Escape Game, Prairie Oaks Metropark, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, National Museum of the US Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Room Escape Games

Similar Plans

13 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Colorado Springs & Yellowstone National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans