13 days in Buena Vista & Casper Itinerary

13 days in Buena Vista & Casper Itinerary

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13 days in Buena Vista & Casper Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Buena Vista
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Casper
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

6
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Explore Buena Vista's surroundings by going to South Park City Museum (in Fairplay), Mt democrat alma colorado (in Alma) and Aspen (Independence Pass, The John Denver Sanctuary, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area, walk around McPhelemy Park, and see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip planner .

Cincinnati to Buena Vista is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in September; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 73°F and lows reach 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Aspen, South Park City Museum, Kebler Pass, Mt democrat alma colorado, Temple Israel
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

6
nights
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Casper side-trips: Pioneer Memorial Museum (in Douglas), Oregon Trail Ruts (in Guernsey) and Fort Laramie National Historic Site (in Fort Laramie). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Morad Park, stop by Ugly Bug Fly Shop, and hike along Platte River Trails.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Casper trip planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Casper in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Casper, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Casper

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pioneer Memorial Museum, Backwards Distilling Company, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Oregon Trail Ruts
Highlights from your plan
Garden Creek Waterfall ©
Garden Creek Waterfall
Fort Laramie National Historic Site ©

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