3 days in Colorado Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
1
Canon City
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
End: Chicago

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City route builder site.

Chicago to Canon City is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Canon City. Traveling from Chicago in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canon City, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Thu), see Off-Road Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip planner.

You can drive from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Traveling from Canon City in May, things will get little chillier in Buena Vista: highs are around 62°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in May, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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