6 days in Tacoma & El Paso County Itinerary

6 days in Tacoma & El Paso County Itinerary

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6 days in Tacoma & El Paso County Itinerary

Start: Seattle
bus:  45​min
1
Tacoma
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Seattle

1
night
Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and finally hike along 5 Mile Drive & Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Washington State History Museum, then explore the world behind art at Tacoma Art Museum, and then stroll through Seahurst Beach Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tacoma tour website .

Seattle to Tacoma is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July in Tacoma, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium ©
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park
5 Mile Drive & Trails ©
5 Mile Drive & Trails

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Attractions like Garden of the Gods and North Pole - Santa's Workshop make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, admire the sheer force of Seven Falls, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip planner.

You can fly from Tacoma to Colorado Springs in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tacoma to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tacoma in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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