8 days in Dayton & Colorado Springs Itinerary

8 days in Dayton & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Dayton

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Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dayton Art Institute and Clifton Mill. Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum and Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dayton: Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve (in Yellow Springs) and Ohio Caverns (in West Liberty). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dayton National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Greene County Historical Society Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Charleston Falls Preserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dayton road trip site.

Washington DC to Dayton is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Dayton to be little chillier, temps between 42°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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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.
Visiting Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Colorado Wolf Adventures will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Eyrie Castle and Penrose Heritage Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Canon City (Tunnel Drive, Royal Gorge Helitours, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, listen to music at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

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You can fly from Dayton to Colorado Springs in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dayton to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Dayton in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Glen Eyrie Castle
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Helicopter Tour
Royal Gorge Helitours
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