5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
End: New York City

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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.
On the 25th (Mon), get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip planning tool .

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

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North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Canon City trip builder .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buena Vista.

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Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista tour planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Canon City in June, things will get a bit cooler in Buena Vista: highs are around 79°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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Glenwood Springs

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.
For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs attractions planner.

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. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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