7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: La Fortuna de San Carlos
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Golden
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h
End: La Fortuna de San Carlos

1
night
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 1st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, then admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then learn more about the world around you at May Natural History Museum of the Tropics. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, then see where the action happens at Olympic Training Center, and then get engrossed in the history at ANA Money Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs day trip planning site.

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica to Colorado Springs is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Nightlife
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Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
ANA Money Museum ©
ANA Money Museum

2
nights
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 3rd (Wed), take a memorable excursion with Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting, then relax and float downstream with The Adventure Company, and then whizz through the canopy at Browns Canyon Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Cottonwood Lake and then add some adventure to your tour with Browns Canyon Rafting.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista road trip app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Golden.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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The Adventure Company ©
The Adventure Company
Browns Canyon Rafting ©
Browns Canyon Rafting
Browns Canyon Adventure Park ©
Browns Canyon Adventure Park

2
nights
Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Evergreen Lake and then walk around Deer Creek Canyon Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Morrison Natural History Museum, examine the collection at Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum, then examine the collection at Colorado Railroad Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Golden trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Buena Vista to Golden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Buena Vista in February since evenings lows in Golden dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Golden

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Evergreen Lake, Deer Creek Canyon Park, Morrison Natural History Museum
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Morrison Natural History Museum ©
Morrison Natural History Museum
Colorado Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Railroad Museum
Evergreen Lake ©
Evergreen Lake

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