6 days in Cheyenne & Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Cheyenne & Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Cheyenne & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne travel route planner.

Chicago to Cheyenne is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Cheyenne, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Cheyenne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vedauwoo
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Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum
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Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum ©

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): walk around Riverside Park, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see a world frozen in time at Winfield.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Buena Vista takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Cheyenne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Buena Vista, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Riverside Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
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Riverside Park

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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.
Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs visit planner .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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