5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Fort Smith
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Fort Smith


2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Colorado Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fort Smith to Colorado Springs is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Smith to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Fort Smith in May, expect Colorado Springs to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 22nd (Tue), snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Canon City road trip tool .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Canon City, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista road trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Canon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canon City in May: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 62°F and lows are around 34°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

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