6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Fruita
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 16th Street Mall and Old Colorado City. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Garden of the Gods make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Denver (Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, & more).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs driving holiday website .

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Denver, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 15th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Long House, then steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park online tour planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Colorado Springs in September, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 16th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colorado National Monument.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fruita trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Fruita takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fruita, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fruita

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Colorado National Monument, Meadery of the Rockies
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Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

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