3 days in Colorado Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Itinerary

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3 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coors Brewery as well as Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. On the 24th (Sat), sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery, then catch a live performance at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, and then deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Garden of the Gods and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Coors Brewery, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista road trip site .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Buena Vista is little chillier than Colorado Springs - with highs of 77°F and lows of 47°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing

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