3 days in Colorado Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Itinerary

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3 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Canon City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
3
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Omaha

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Canon City holiday builder .

Omaha to Canon City is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Canon City sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planning website .

Getting from Canon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in September, Colorado Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Denver road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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