5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Lubbock
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  6 h 15 min
1
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Lubbock

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 12th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista day trip planner .

Lubbock to Buena Vista is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; 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 Lubbock in May, things will get colder in Buena Vista: highs are around 62°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

2
nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in May, with highs in Colorado Springs at 68°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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