5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Ouray
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9​h
End: Rochester

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods and then take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning tool .

Rochester to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rochester to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Rochester in May, Colorado Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Colorado Springs to Ouray in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in May, with highs in Ouray at 58°F and lows at 36°F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum

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