5 days in Kansas City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Kansas City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Start: Kansas City
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
End: Kansas City

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Explore hidden gems such as Pirtle Winery and Jesse James Birthplace Museum. Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and Liberty Jail Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kansas City side-trips: Weston (Weston Bend State Park & Holladay Distillery), Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs) and Watkins Mill State Park (in Lawson). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tom's Town Distilling Co., explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope, and take an in-depth tour of National Frontier Trails Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City trip itinerary tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kansas City. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Weston, Independence, Liberty Jail Historic Site, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, Watkins Mill State Park
Highlights from your plan
Jesse James Birthplace Museum ©
Jesse James Birthplace Museum
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area ©
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, and finally hike along Seven Bridges Trail. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park, identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kansas City to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. In May, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler than Kansas City - with highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Divide, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mueller State Park ©
Mueller State Park

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