4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado attractions planner

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Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
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Cripple Creek
Drive
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Woodland Park
— 1 night
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary tool.

Oklahoma City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler than Oklahoma City - with highs of 45°F and lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Manitou Springs

— 1 night
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs road trip site.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In December in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Cripple Creek

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 20th (Sun): go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and then take an in-depth tour of Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Manitou Springs to Cripple Creek takes an hour. Traveling from Manitou Springs in December, expect Cripple Creek to be a bit warmer, temps between 49°F and 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Woodland Park.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Falls and then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Woodland Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cripple Creek to Woodland Park takes an hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cripple Creek in December, with highs in Woodland Park at 43°F and lows at 15°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Woodland Park

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
To find out how to plan a trip to Cañon City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Woodland Park to Cañon City in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Woodland Park in December; daily highs in Cañon City reach 49°F and lows reach 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

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.