7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Canon City
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Idaho Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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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 9th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Canon City trip itinerary planner .

Chicago to Canon City is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Canon City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Canon City, with highs around 89°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Mon), stroll through McPhelemy Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Canon City in June: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 79°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire all the interesting features of Hidee Gold Mine, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Argo Mill and Tunnel.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Idaho Springs online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Idaho Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in June, plan for much colder days in Idaho Springs, with highs around 51°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Hidee Gold Mine
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River Rafting & Tubing
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary app .

Drive from Idaho Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Idaho Springs in June, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are warmer (87°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, catch a live event at Olympic Training Center, and take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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