8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Canon City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Idaho Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 24th (Fri), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canon City online holiday planner .

Dallas to Canon City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Canon City is little chillier than Dallas - with highs of 72°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll through Garden of the Gods, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

Plan my day in Colorado Springs using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. In May in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel, explore and take pictures at Hidee Gold Mine, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Idaho Springs road trip planning site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Idaho Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, you will find days in Idaho Springs are much colder (33°F), and nights are little chillier (23°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Hidee Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel

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 28th (Tue): stroll through McPhelemy Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip planner .

Traveling by car from Idaho Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Idaho Springs in May, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and don't miss a visit to Independence Pass.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Aspen trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Buena Vista to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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