9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Austin
Drive:  33​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​h
End: Austin

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Rotary Park Boardwalk, get engrossed in the history at Wyman Living History Museum, and then examine the collection at Museum of Northwest Colorado.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs tour itinerary maker website .

Austin to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Austin in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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Wyman Living History Museum ©
Wyman Living History Museum
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Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado

1
night
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Clear Creek Reservoir, then stroll around McPhelemy Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Heritage Museum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip planning tool .

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Buena Vista by combination of bus and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Buena Vista sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Nature Museums
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Clear Creek Reservoir ©
Clear Creek Reservoir
Buena Vista Heritage Museum ©
Buena Vista Heritage Museum

3
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.
You've now added Peterson Air & Space Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum and then get curious at Peterson Air & Space Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

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