5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs attractions app .

Los Angeles to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 19th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista travel planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 77°F and lows are around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook ©
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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.
On the 20th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs online holiday builder .

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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Doc Holliday's Grave ©
Doc Holliday's Grave

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