7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Fly:  4 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Federal Heights
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Denver
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: San Diego

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Olympic Training Center and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online trip planner.

San Diego to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are little chillier (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 18th (Wed), catch a ride on Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes an hour. In July in Canon City, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): walk around Buena Vista River Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip builder website.

You can drive from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Traveling from Canon City in July, things will get a bit cooler in Buena Vista: highs are around 80°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Federal Heights.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Federal Heights

Federal Heights ©
The City of Federal Heights is a Home Rule Municipality located in Adams County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): cool off at Water World.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Federal Heights journey planning tool.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Federal Heights in 2.5 hours. In July, Federal Heights is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 86°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Federal Heights

Theme Parks
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Water World ©
Water World

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night
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Downtown Aquarium.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denver attractions planner.

Denver is very close to Federal Heights. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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