8 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Cañon City
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online travel route planner.

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You'll set off for Cañon City on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Cañon City

— 4 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Tunnel Drive. And it doesn't end there: go from sight to sight with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, get curious at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, explore the striking landscape at Red Canyon Park, and examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cañon City trip tool.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Cañon City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cañon City can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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