20 days in Colorado Itinerary

20 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
Drive
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Cañon City
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Woodland Park
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Monument
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Seattle

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Colorado Springs — 7 nights

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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, make a trip to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online journey planner.

Seattle to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Colorado Springs are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are a bit cooler (51°F). On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cañon City.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Cañon City — 5 nights

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Step out of Cañon City to go to Cripple Creek and see Shelf Rd, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers, and hike along Tunnel Drive.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cañon City trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cañon City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You will leave for Woodland Park on the 23rd (Fri).
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Trails
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

Woodland Park — 5 nights

The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. Explore Woodland Park's surroundings by going to Victor (Victor Lowell Thomas Museum & Vindicator Valley Trail), Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (in Florissant) and Cripple Creek (The Brass Ass Casino, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park, and examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Woodland Park trip maker app.

You can drive from Cañon City to Woodland Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cañon City in September, with highs in Woodland Park at 75°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Monument.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:

Monument — 2 nights

The Town of Monument is a statutory town situated at the base of the Rampart Range in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Peak Ranch's Alpaca Boutique and then sample the fine beverages at 300 Days of Shine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Monument road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Woodland Park to Monument takes an hour. In September in Monument, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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.
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