9 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

9 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Central Colorado travel planner

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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cripple Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. River Rafting & Tubing has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Buena Vista with an excursion to South Park City Museum in Fairplay--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, walk around McPhelemy Park, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista online itinerary maker.

Dallas to Buena Vista is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Buena Vista. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in August: highs in Buena Vista hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Cripple Creek

— 1 night
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 19th (Thu), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, examine the collection at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, and then trek along Vindicator Valley Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cripple Creek travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cripple Creek: highs are around 89°F and lows about 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 5 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cripple Creek in August, expect Colorado Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips