5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Joplin

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Joplin to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Joplin to Glenwood Springs is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Joplin in May; daily highs in Glenwood Springs reach 46°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 25th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, get interesting insight from Tours, and then sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista road trip planning app .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

2
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 26th (Sun), play a few rounds at Four Mile Ranch Golf Club and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Canon City online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Traveling from Buena Vista in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Canon City: highs are around 72°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Golf Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Four Mile Ranch Golf Club ©
Four Mile Ranch Golf Club
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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