8 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

8 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  9​h
1
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Canon City day trip planner .

New York City to Canon City is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Canon City is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Canon City when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 29th (Mon), stroll through Buena Vista River Park, head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deerhammer Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through McPhelemy Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. In July, Buena Vista is slightly colder than Canon City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Parks Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Buena Vista River Park ©
Buena Vista River Park
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery

4
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs tour planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo