7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Monument
— 1 night
Drive
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Divide
— 1 night
Drive
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Florissant Fossil Quarry and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Colorado City and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online day trip planner.

Saint Louis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monument.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Monument

— 1 night
The Town of Monument is a statutory town situated at the base of the Rampart Range in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hike along Monument Rock Trail and then look for gifts at Peak Ranch's Alpaca Boutique.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Monument trip itinerary maker.

Monument is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In September, daytime highs in Monument are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Divide.

Things to do in Monument

Parks · Trails · Shopping · Outdoors
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Divide

— 1 night
Divide is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Horsethief Falls. On the 14th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Horsethief Falls, then take a memorable drive along Phantom Canyon Road, and then stroll through Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Divide route maker site.

Traveling by car from Monument to Divide takes an hour. September in Divide sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 47°F at night. You'll set off for Manitou Springs on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Divide

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Manitou Springs

— 1 night
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Manitou Springs trip planner.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Divide. In September, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cañon City.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cañon City planner.

Drive from Manitou Springs to Cañon City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Manitou Springs in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cañon City: highs are around 83°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Nature · Parks · Transportation · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
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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.