5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Atlanta

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore and then ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip planning website .

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Denver. Traveling from Atlanta in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cherry Creek State Park
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Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Tattered Cover Bookstore ©
Tattered Cover Bookstore

1
night
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista route planner.

Getting from Denver to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Denver in June, Buena Vista is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Museums
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Buena Vista Heritage Museum ©
Buena Vista Heritage Museum
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook ©
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook

1
night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Canon City trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Canon City in 2 hours. In June, Canon City is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 89°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center
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Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers
The Gold Mine Rock Shop ©
The Gold Mine Rock Shop

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are little chillier, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Climbing Tours

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