9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Payson
Drive:  5 h 45 min
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
4
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
End: Oklahoma City

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, thenexplore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Step House and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park itinerary planner.

Payson to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Payson in July, Mesa Verde National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll around Garden of the Gods.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Colorado Springs fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. You will leave for Colorado Springs on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
On the 25th (Sat), trek along Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip site.

On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ©
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Manitou Springs holiday planning app.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In July, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City tour planner.

Fly from Manitou Springs to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manitou Springs to Oklahoma City is 1 hour. Traveling from Manitou Springs in July, things will get a bit warmer in Oklahoma City: highs are around 93°F and lows about 71°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Fun & Games Parks

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