3 days in Colorado Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Cañon City
— 1 day
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Idaho Springs
— 1 night
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Cañon City

— 1 day

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): cruise along Skyline Drive and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cañon City online itinerary builder.

Charlotte to Cañon City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cañon City, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive
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Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista route tool.

You can drive from Cañon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cañon City in July; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 80°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

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Idaho Springs

— 1 night
The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Idaho Springs planning website.

Getting from Buena Vista to Idaho Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Buena Vista in July, plan for much colder days in Idaho Springs, with highs around 53°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.