8 days in Connecticut, Colorado & Illinois Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut, Colorado & Illinois Itinerary

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1
New Haven
— 1 night
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
3
Chicago
— 3 nights

1
night
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): test your team's savvy at Escape New Haven, explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Haven trip website.

New York City to New Haven is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in New Haven

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Boat Tours & Water Sports, The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum
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The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum ©
The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum
Escape New Haven ©
Escape New Haven
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Canon City (Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get interesting insight from Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions, deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from New Haven to Colorado Springs takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Haven to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Haven in July, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Canon City, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and stroll around Millennium Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago route builder tool.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chicago, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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